SSD with Data Caching
Understand more about SSD drives and ascertain what SSD caching is. Just what are the benefits of using an SSD drive-powered web hosting server?
A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used very often will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.