RAID in Cloud Hosting
The hard disks that we employ for storage with our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform are not the classic HDDs, but high-speed solid-state drives (SSD). They function in RAID-Z - a special setup designed for the ZFS file system that we use. All of the content that you add to the cloud hosting account will be held on multiple hard disks and at least 1 shall be used as a parity disk. This is a specific drive where an additional bit is included to any content copied on it. In case a disk in the RAID stops working, it will be changed with no service disruptions and the information will be recovered on the new drive by recalculating its bits thanks to the data on the parity disk along with that on the other disks. This is done to ensure the integrity of the data and along with the real-time checksum authentication which the ZFS file system runs on all drives, you'll never have to concern yourself with the loss of any info no matter what.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, all of the content you upload will be stored on SSD drives that work in RAID-Z. With this type of RAID, at least 1 of the hard drives is used for parity - when data is synced between the hard drives, an extra bit is included in it on the parity one. The purpose behind this is to guarantee the integrity of the information which is cloned to a brand new drive in case one of the disks in the RAID breaks down because the site content being copied on the brand new disk is recalculated from the data on the standard drives and on the parity one. Another advantage of RAID-Z is that even in case a hard drive stops working, the system can easily switch to another one promptly without service interruptions of any sort. RAID-Z adds an extra level of protection for the content that you upload on our cloud Internet hosting platform along with the ZFS file system that uses unique checksums to validate the integrity of every single file.
RAID in VPS Servers
All VPS server accounts which we provide are made on physical servers that take advantage of SSD drives functioning in RAID. At least one drive is employed for parity - one additional bit is included in the data cloned on it and if a main disk stops working, this bit makes it much simpler to recalculate the bits of the files on the failed hard disk so that the accurate information is restored on the new drive added to the RAID. At the same time, your sites will remain online since all the info will still load from at least 1 more drive. In the event that you add routine backups to your VPS plan, a copy of the info will be kept on standard disk drives that also operate in RAID as we want to make sure that any kind of content you upload will be risk-free at all times. Using multiple hard drives in RAID for all main and backup servers permits us to offer fast and reliable hosting service.