A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data that's accessed regularly on servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work solely as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this kind of a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy 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. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user do not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.