A solid-state drive is much faster than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a PC and for storing data which is used regularly on web servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account from our company, you will notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.