Importance of Data Caching in Web Hosting

Find out how your websites will have substantially better performance on a web server, provided with SSDs with Data Caching.

A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, at the same time an SSD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components.

The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data that is accessed repeatedly on hosting servers.

Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks need to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we make hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load very quickly.

In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance.

What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that’s one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.