RAID in Web Hosting
All content that you upload to your new web hosting account will be placed on fast SSD drives which work in RAID-Z. This configuration is built to employ the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform and it adds another level of security for your content in addition to the real-time checksum validation that ZFS uses to ensure the integrity of the data. With RAID-Z, the data is stored on a number of disks and at least one of them is a parity disk - whenever data is written on it, an extra bit is added, so if any drive stops working for whatever reason, the stability of the information can be verified by recalculating its bits based on what is saved on the production hard drives and on the parity one. With RAID-Z, the operation of our system will never be interrupted and it will continue working flawlessly until the malfunctioning drive is replaced and the info is synchronized on it.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SSD drives which are used for holding any content uploaded to the semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer function in RAID-Z. This is a special configuration where one or more hard drives are employed for parity i.e. the system will include an additional bit to any data duplicated on such a hard drive. In case that a disk fails and is replaced with another one, what data will be cloned on the latter will be a mix calculated between the data on the other hard disks and that on the parity one. This is done to guarantee that the data on the new drive will be correct. During the procedure, the RAID will continue functioning normally and the faulty drive won't have an impact on the normal operation of your sites in any respect. Using SSDs in RAID-Z is an excellent addition to the ZFS file system which runs on our state-of-the-art cloud platform with regard to preserving the integrity of your files as ZFS uses special digital identifiers referred to as checksums so as to prevent silent data corruption.
RAID in VPS Web Hosting
If you take advantage of one of our virtual private server solutions, any content you upload will be stored on SSD drives that work in RAID. At least 1 drive is employed for parity so as to ensure the integrity of the info. In simple terms, this is a special drive where info is copied with one bit added to it. In the event that a disk within the RAID fails, your websites will continue working and when a new disk substitutes the defective one, the bits of the information that will be cloned on it are calculated by using the healthy and the parity drives. This way, any probability of corrupting data throughout the process is prevented. We also use standard hard drives which function in RAID for storing backup copies, so if you include this service to your VPS plan, your website content will be saved on multiple drives and you won't ever have to worry about its integrity even in the event of multiple drive failures.