A solid-state drive is much faster than any regular hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution if speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that is accessed repeatedly on web servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this type of a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded sites will never influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy Internet sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your content.