A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data that's used regularly on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and due to this fact, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and emails. As some people may host Internet sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is loaded more frequently and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the other sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the probability of disk failures.