A solid-state drive is much quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort 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 saving data which is used repeatedly on web servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and due to this fact, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load promptly. To offer even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some customers may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.