SSD with Data Caching
Discover how your sites will have substantially improved performance on a server, equipped with SSDs with Data Caching.
A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and performance. A website hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.