A solid-state drive is really faster than any normal hard disk. This is because an HDD employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes these drives the best solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data that is accessed frequently on web servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides lightning-fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user do not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.