A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any regular hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives a recommended solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data which is used frequently on web servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content that you upload to your hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this 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 lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not influence the other sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your content.