A solid-state drive is really quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data that's used frequently on hosting 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 several SSDs to cache the more often used data and due to this fact, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load promptly. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve by doing this except for the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user won't affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable web hosting service.