SSD with Data Caching
What precisely is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Discover the basic advantages of hosting your Internet sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used repeatedly will be held on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you get any of our shared web hosting
packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all open from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting
accounts will be a really suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and regardless of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the optimal performance of all websites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.