A solid-state drive is really quicker than any conventional hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data which is accessed regularly on web servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some people may host websites which could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds any content that is accessed more frequently and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee 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.