A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any conventional hard disk. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this sort of drives the best solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data which is used repeatedly on web servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve this way apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.