A solid-state drive is much quicker than any normal hard disk. It is because an HDD employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives the right solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data that's used repeatedly on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a web hosting account with us, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other sites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your site content.