A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any normal hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data that is accessed frequently on hosting servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures lightning-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 one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.