A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this sort of drives the best solution if speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for keeping data that is accessed repeatedly on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and due to this fact, the data loads a lot faster 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 Internet sites in a website hosting account with us, you'll notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.