A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any normal hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data that's accessed often on hosting servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both 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 as a consequence, the data loads faster 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 make cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load right away. To offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve this way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very fast as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some users may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content which is accessed more regularly and duplicates 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 Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.