A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data that is used often on web servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of SSDs 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 in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our modern cloud hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our shared hosting packages, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide fantastic performance for all types of sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous 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 refreshed dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their long lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable web hosting service.