A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data that's accessed repeatedly on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot 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 Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load right away. To offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this except for the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which 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 uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so 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, ensure their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.