A solid-state drive is really faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data which is accessed often on web servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve this way apart from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable website hosting service.