A solid-state drive is really quicker than any normal hard disk. This is because an HDD employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes these drives the best solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data that's used frequently on hosting servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content which you upload to your hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this kind of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable web hosting service.