A solid-state drive is really quicker than any normal hard disk. This is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that is accessed often on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs to cache the more often used data and due to this fact, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a web hosting account with us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your website content.