A solid-state drive is really quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data which is accessed frequently on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads much quicker 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 Shared Hosting
The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user won't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.