A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any regular hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data which is used repeatedly on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use one or more SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this apart from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures lightning-fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects 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 drives, ensure their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable web hosting service.