SSD with Data Caching
What precisely is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Check out the pros of hosting your sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this sort of drives a recommended solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data that is used repeatedly on servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way except for the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.