A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any normal hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for saving data that's accessed frequently on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently 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 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 websites will load 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 using webmail, the content will load right away. To offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content which 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 by doing this in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user do not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable website hosting service.