A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any conventional hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data that's used regularly on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load without delay. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content which generates lots 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 much better performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended 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

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host websites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is accessed more frequently and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.