SSD with Data Caching
What exactly is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Discover the main advantages of hosting your sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive is really quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that is accessed regularly on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our modern cloud hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all kinds of Internet sites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.