A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any regular hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive uses spinning 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, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data which is accessed often on web servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load right away. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this apart from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, which 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 offer are made on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very quickly as we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some users may host sites which are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is loaded more frequently and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.