SSD with Data Caching
What exactly is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Discover the pros of hosting your websites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your web hosting account will be accessible very fast. To improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your data.