A solid-state drive is really faster than any conventional hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for saving data that is accessed often on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides very fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, ensure their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable web hosting service.