A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any standard hard-disk drive. This 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 warmer they get, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for keeping data which is used often on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds 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 the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable website hosting service.