SSD with Data Caching
What's a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Discover the basic advantages of hosting your Internet sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it in comparison to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing price and performance. A hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our modern cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you get any of our web hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure perfect performance for all sorts of websites regardless of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.