A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data that is accessed repeatedly on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your site content.