A solid-state drive is much faster than any normal hard disk. This is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that is accessed often on servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load very quickly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve that way apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution since they're made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and provides the excellent performance of all websites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.