A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any standard hard disk. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data which is accessed often on servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all drives, ensure their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.