A solid-state drive is much faster than any normal hard disk. The reason is that an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution in case speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for storing data that's accessed frequently on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need 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 applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which 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 apart from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load quickly because we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some users may host Internet sites that could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds any content that is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.