A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any conventional hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes these drives a recommended solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data that's accessed regularly on servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that 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 much better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this except for the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly because we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host sites that are more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.