There are over 1 billion* (approximately 1,124,461,207) websites on the internet today and the number is increasing each day.

In this time of digitization, all entities – commercial or non-commercial, either have their website or are thinking to have one as soon as possible. They are contributing towards a new digital world, where they reserve a web place to showcase their products and services through a website. But the real challenge lies in running a successful website.

The things that are required to build an efficacious website is a reliable web hosting solution, a good aesthetic design, some nifty functionalities and some good content. Wait, did we forget something? Yes, the most important factor- website speed or page loading time.

Page loading speed and the time taken for the content to be finally displayed to the end user has a great effect on –

a) Conversions

b) Search engine ranking of the website (as depicted by this Kissmetrics’ image).

A slow and dreary website will shun off the visitors, and eventually your site will be out of the internet arena.

So, what can be done in order to improve a site’s speed?

In order to reduce the duration a server takes to give response to a web request, you should consider SSD caching.

website speed or page loading time

SSD caching – Understanding the concept

We all are well aware of the Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), that store and retrieve all relevant digital data using magnetization. During any user request, the computer fetches the data from these hard drives. Without going into the nitty-gritties, we can tell that this is a very long process, and results in slow I/O performances.

An alternative storage solution is Solid State Drive or SSD, which is non-volatile, with flash memory and includes no movable parts, and thus results in faster performances as compared to traditional HDDs.

SSD Caching is a mid-way through SSDs and HDDs. Backed with the power of fast SSDs and less expensive HDD, SSD caching system regularly copies files from HDDs to the SSDs. Thus, whenever a request arrives, the data is fetched from the SSD quickly, giving high performance to the system.

By continuously tracking the data writes and reads, it caches the most frequently accessed data to the SSD for meeting future requests.

How to improve website loading speed with SSD caching?

SSD caching helps in improving the response time of the system. Quick response time will help in reducing the data transfer rate, thus saving a lot on the bandwidth consumption. By simply configuring a 60 or 120 GB SSD with a larger HDD, you can easily optimize the computer performance with a check on the cost.

Together they are known to outperform many operational functions.

  • Reduced boot time of the operating system.
  • Quick and highly responsive application loading.
  • Enhanced computer performance with optimum caching.

With the best features of both SSDs and HDDs, SSD caching thus turns out to be the best alternative for enhancing system performance and boosting up site speed. It speeds up the I/O process with little investment and reduces the delay time.

Your website’s success largely depends upon its operational performance, and you should try and find ways to improve your website speed.

A highly responsive system will help you in improving your site’s overall performance. A high performing, fast loading and responsive site will benefit you in:

  • Getting higher conversion rates, and
  • Improving user experience.

How ZNetLive helps you in improving your site performance?

Our wide range of shared, VPS and dedicated servers ensure high performance of your site with SSD caching technique. Our SSD caching system stores a secondary data of all your frequently accessed applications and programs. By doing so, your website is loaded and showed to your website visitor at a much faster rate as compared to any traditional HDD data loading system.

Apart from that, our SSD caching web hosting plans come with technical features and specifications to deliver power and performance. Lately, we performed SSD caching test on our servers in a live environment and the results are enough to prove the power of SSDs and how they can enhance your website speed. Read our whitepaper to know the test results.

For anyone who has a website or is thinking of having one in future, understanding SSD cache is very important, and we hope that our article must have given a nice go-through.

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