A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any normal hard disk. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes these drives the best solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data that is accessed repeatedly on web servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function 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 better performance. What we achieve by doing this apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's 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 created on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host websites which can be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content which is accessed more regularly 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 Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.