A solid-state drive is much faster than any standard hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this sort of drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data that's accessed often on servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks need to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load right away. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is 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 created on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some users may host websites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is accessed 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 make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.