A solid-state drive is much faster than any conventional hard disk. This is because an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that is accessed often on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered 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 apps and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load promptly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which 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 much better efficiency. What we achieve in this way aside from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load amazingly quickly because we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host sites that are more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content that is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives so as 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 sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.