A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data that is accessed often on servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content which you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this type of a setup to make sure that traffic-intensive Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and stability 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 uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides very fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that 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 of the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable web hosting service.