A solid-state drive is really quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info 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 physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data that's used frequently on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks have to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load right away. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides extremely fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable website hosting service.