A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data which is used often on servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we create shared web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load right away. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's 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 high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, each website that you host here will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance all of the time and regardless of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and provides the optimal performance of all sites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.