A solid-state drive is really faster than any standard hard disk. This is because an HDD uses spinning disks, that 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 uses modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a PC and for storing data that's accessed repeatedly on web servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content which you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ such a setup to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host websites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that 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.