A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this sort of drives an ideal solution in case speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data that's used repeatedly on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy sites don't affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds 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 because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable web hosting service.