A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for keeping data which is accessed regularly on servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and due to this fact, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All 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 much better performance. What we achieve this way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very fast as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host websites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is loaded more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.