A solid-state drive is really quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this sort of drives a recommended solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data that is accessed repeatedly on servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
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