A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any standard hard disk. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this sort of drives a preferred solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data which is accessed repeatedly on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our modern cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our shared website hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all open from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very quickly as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some people may host websites which can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content which is accessed 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 guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.