A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any normal hard disk. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes these drives the right solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data that is accessed often on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve that way in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that 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 websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that 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, ensure their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable website hosting service.