A solid-state drive is much faster than any regular hard disk. It is because an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data that is used repeatedly on web servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load right away. To offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve that way except for the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host websites that can be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all the content that is loaded more often and copies 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 other sites which 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.