A solid-state drive is much faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this sort of drives the best solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data which is accessed often on hosting servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way aside from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that 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 of the drives, ensure their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable website hosting service.