A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this sort of drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data that's accessed often on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep 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 for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.