A solid-state drive is much faster than any regular hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data that is accessed frequently on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load promptly. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content that 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 much better performance. What we achieve by doing this except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info 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'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy Internet sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not influence the other sites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your site content.