A solid-state drive is really faster than any conventional 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 hotter they become, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data which is accessed repeatedly on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we make hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content which generates a lot 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 in this way apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable web hosting service.