A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any conventional hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for storing data that is used repeatedly on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.