A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data that is accessed regularly on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of 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 consequently we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable web hosting service.