A solid-state drive is really faster than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data that's accessed often on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content which you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use such a setup to ensure that resource-demanding sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable web hosting service.