A solid-state drive is really faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for keeping data that's used regularly on servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.