A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any regular hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this sort of drives the best solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for keeping data which is used repeatedly on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to ensure that traffic-intensive Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of 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 consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable website hosting service.