A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data which is accessed frequently on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our top-notch cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our shared hosting solutions, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can ensure excellent performance for all kinds of sites irrespective of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures very fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, 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 because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable web hosting service.