A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes these drives a recommended solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data that is used repeatedly on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your content.