A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any standard hard disk. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives the right solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for keeping data that is used often on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this type of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly because we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host websites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies all of 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 ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.