A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data which is used frequently on hosting servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load quickly. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content which generates a lot 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 better efficiency. What we achieve that way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any info 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 employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very fast since we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some people may host Internet sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is accessed more frequently and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.