A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that is used regularly on servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use several SSDs to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty 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 websites hosted on our end will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.