SSD with Data Caching
What precisely is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Check out the advantages of hosting your web sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any conventional hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data which is used regularly on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.