A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that's accessed often on servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads a lot quicker 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 Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or causes 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 with us will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.