A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any conventional hard disk. The reason is that an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data which is used often on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and due to this fact, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a website hosting account with us, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.