A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data that is accessed frequently on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this kind of a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some people may host websites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is accessed 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 make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.