A solid-state drive is much quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a PC and for storing data that's used regularly on servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our shared web hosting packages, you can take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide excellent performance for all Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures extremely fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer do not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that 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 the drives, warrant their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable website hosting service.