A solid-state drive is much quicker than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for keeping data which is used repeatedly on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is a further guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your site content.