A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any regular hard disk. It is because an HDD uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives the right solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data that's used repeatedly on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because 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 hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.