A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any normal hard disk. This is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, whereas an SDD works 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 sort of drives the right solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that's used frequently on web servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content that is loaded more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.