A solid-state drive is really quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that's accessed regularly on servers. A lot of 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 in order to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load right away. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites 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 leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.