A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any normal hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data that is used frequently on servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since 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 create cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load promptly. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates lots 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 performance. What we achieve by doing this aside from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your content.