A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any regular hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for saving data that's used often on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve this way in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides lightning-fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user do not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, ensure their extended lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.