A solid-state drive is really quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives a preferred solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data that is used regularly on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide fantastic performance for all kinds of Internet sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which 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 the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable website hosting service.