A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this type of drives the best solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data that is used often on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load promptly. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve this way apart from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy websites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't influence the other websites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase 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 extra level of protection for your content.