RAID in Cloud Website Hosting
The hard drives which we employ for storage with our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform are not the standard HDDs, but extremely fast solid-state drives (SSD). They function in RAID-Z - a special setup designed for the ZFS file system that we work with. Any content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be stored on multiple disk drives and at least 1 will be used as a parity disk. This is a specific drive where an extra bit is added to any content copied on it. In case a disk in the RAID stops functioning, it'll be changed without any service interruptions and the data will be rebuilt on the new drive by recalculating its bits using the data on the parity disk along with that on the other disks. This is done to ensure the integrity of the information and along with the real-time checksum authentication that the ZFS file system runs on all drives, you won't ever need to be concerned about losing any data no matter what.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, any content which you upload will be stored on SSD drives which work in RAID-Z. With this kind of RAID, at least 1 of the disks is employed for parity - when data is synced between the drives, an additional bit is added to it on the parity one. The idea behind this is to ensure the integrity of the information that is cloned to a new drive in the event that one of the disks in the RAID stops working because the website content being copied on the brand new disk is recalculated from the info on the standard disk drives and on the parity one. An additional advantage of RAID-Z is the fact that even if a hard drive stops working, the system could switch to a different one promptly without service interruptions of any sort. RAID-Z adds one more level of safety for the content which you upload on our cloud Internet hosting platform in addition to the ZFS file system that uses unique checksums so as to validate the integrity of each and every file.
RAID in VPS Servers
If you use one of our VPS server solutions, any content which you upload will be kept on SSD drives which function in RAID. At least 1 drive is intended for parity to ensure the integrity of the information. In simple terms, this is a special drive where information is copied with one bit added to it. If a disk from the RAID stops working, your sites will continue working and when a new disk substitutes the malfunctioning one, the bits of the info that will be cloned on it are calculated using the healthy and the parity drives. This way, any chance of corrupting data during the process is avoided. We also employ regular hard disk drives which function in RAID for storing backups, so in case you include this service to your VPS plan, your website content will be saved on multiple drives and you'll never have to worry about its integrity even in the event of multiple drive failures.