SSD with Data Caching
What's a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Discover the pros of hosting your web sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used frequently will be saved on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load without delay. So as to ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function 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 main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.