A solid-state drive is much quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive employs 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 aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that's used often on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a website hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy websites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your website content.