A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any regular hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes these drives the best solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data that is accessed frequently on hosting servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user won't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple 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 therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable website hosting service.