A solid-state drive is much quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data which is accessed repeatedly on servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. To improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user do not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects 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 consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable web hosting service.