A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any conventional hard disk. It is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data which is used regularly on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use one or more 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 lowered since their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this kind of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates 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, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.