A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any regular hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info 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 are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data that is accessed often on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a website hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very fast since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content that is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.