A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any normal hard disk. This is because an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data that is accessed frequently on web servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. To ensure even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates a lot 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 much better performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that 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 subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll 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 very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't impact the other websites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your website content.