A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any standard hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data that is accessed regularly on web servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to provide better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content which you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very fast. To improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of such a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding sites will not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly since we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some users may host Internet sites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which 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 ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.