A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that's used frequently on hosting servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our modern cloud website hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our shared web hosting plans, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide exceptional performance for all kinds of sites no matter how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user won't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files that 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 drives, warrant their long life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable web hosting service.