A solid-state drive is really faster than any standard hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this sort of drives a recommended solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data that's used often on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a web hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.