SSD with Data Caching
What exactly is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Check out the pros of hosting your websites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve that way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.