A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any regular hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that is used regularly on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared website hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't influence the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.