A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any conventional hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data that's used repeatedly on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very fast. To improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use such a setup to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so 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 extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable web hosting service.