A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any regular hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating 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 uses modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that is accessed regularly 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 several SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our top-notch cloud hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our cloud hosting solutions, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all types of websites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly because we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content which is loaded more regularly and copies 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 sites will not affect the performance of the other 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.