SSD with Data Caching
What's a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Discover the pros of hosting your websites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive is really quicker than any standard hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives a recommended solution if speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data which is accessed often on servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this aside from the better 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.