A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that is accessed repeatedly on hosting servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load very quickly. To offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve by doing this apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every single website that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top-notch performance all of the time and whatever the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all websites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.