A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this sort of drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data which is used repeatedly on web servers. A large number of 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 often used data and due to this fact, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of such a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds 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 because of this we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable website hosting service.