SSD with Data Caching
What precisely is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Check out the key advantages of hosting your Internet sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any normal hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data which is used frequently on servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.