A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any conventional hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which 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 uses modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving components. 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 often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that's accessed frequently on hosting servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

If you host your sites in a hosting account from our company, you will notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.