A solid-state drive is really faster than any normal hard disk. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution in case speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data which is used often on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable web hosting service.