SSD with Data Caching
What's a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Discover the advantages of hosting your Internet sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any regular hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that's used regularly on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we create shared web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content which generates lots 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 improved performance. What we achieve by doing this except for the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.