A solid-state drive is much quicker than any regular hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data which is accessed frequently on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content that generates lots 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 efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged 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 made on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very fast because we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some people may host sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content that is accessed 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 ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.