A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any regular hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, that 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 takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data which is accessed frequently on servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.