A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any standard hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives the best solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data which is accessed frequently on servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load right away. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve this way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user won't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so 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 drives, warrant their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable website hosting service.