A solid-state drive is really quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that is accessed often on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because 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 web hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your site content.