A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any conventional hard disk. This is because an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data that's accessed repeatedly on servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load quickly. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function 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 primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and extended 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 Hosting

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable web hosting service.