A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any normal hard disk. The reason is that an HDD uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that is used regularly on web servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load instantly. To offer even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees lightning-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 identifies files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and consequently 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 you with a quick and reliable web hosting service.