A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives the right solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data that's used frequently on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.