A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any standard hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a home PC 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 solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads quicker 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 Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.