A solid-state drive is really faster than any regular hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data 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 parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data which is used frequently on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks need to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security 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 that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host websites which could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content that is loaded more regularly and copies 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 affect the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.