A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any standard hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes these drives a recommended solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for saving data that is used frequently on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, 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 updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable web hosting service.