A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data which is used regularly on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load without delay. To offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later 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 this way aside from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy Internet sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not impact the other sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your content.