SSD with Data Caching
What is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Check out the main advantages of hosting your Internet sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed very often will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our innovative cloud website hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our shared website hosting packages, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all sorts of Internet sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.