A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes these drives the best solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data that is accessed often on servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve this way aside from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects 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 lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.