A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any normal hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data that is accessed frequently on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use several SSDs to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less frequently in order 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 Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection 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 made on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly as we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some users may host Internet sites that are more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system finds all the content that is accessed more regularly and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.