SSD with Data Caching
What precisely is 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 (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.