A solid-state drive is really faster than any regular hard-disk drive. This 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 become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data that is accessed frequently on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and due to this fact, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures lightning-fast loading speed for every web application 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 discovers files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable web hosting service.