A solid-state drive is really faster than any normal hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes these drives the right solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for storing data that is used repeatedly on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a website hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is a further guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures lightning-fast loading speed for each web application 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 discovers files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable web hosting service.