A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any regular hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data which is used regularly on servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way aside from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and prolonged 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 packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees extremely fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies 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, warrant their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.