A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD 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, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes these drives the right solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data which is accessed often on servers. A large number 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 as a consequence, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our top-notch cloud hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how many times they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
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 solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their extended life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable web hosting service.