A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any standard hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which 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 operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes these drives the right solution if speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data that's used often on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our shared hosting solutions, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all sorts of websites no matter how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all drives, ensure their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable web hosting service.