A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data that is used frequently on hosting servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content you upload to your hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use such a configuration to ensure that resource-demanding sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't impact the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your site content.