A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for saving data that's accessed repeatedly on web servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use several 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 decreased since their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.