SSD with Data Caching
What is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Check out the pros of hosting your Internet sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.