A solid-state drive is much quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data which is used repeatedly on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use several SSDs to cache the more often used data and consequently, 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 Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load right away. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your site content.