A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data that is accessed regularly on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load without delay. To offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user do not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable web hosting service.