A solid-state drive is much faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data which is used often on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide fantastic performance for all websites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that 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 as a result we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable website hosting service.