RAID in Cloud Website Hosting
Any content that you upload to your new cloud website hosting account will be placed on fast SSD drives which operate in RAID-Z. This configuration is built to work with the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud Internet hosting platform and it adds an additional level of protection for your website content in addition to the real-time checksum authentication that ZFS uses to ensure the integrity of the data. With RAID-Z, the info is stored on several disks and at least 1 is a parity disk - whenever data is written on it, an extra bit is added, so in the event that any drive stops functioning for whatever reason, the integrity of the information can be verified by recalculating its bits based on what is saved on the production drives and on the parity one. With RAID-Z, the functioning of our system will never be interrupted and it'll continue operating effectively until the malfunctioning drive is replaced and the information is synchronized on it.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The information uploaded to any semi-dedicated hosting account is kept on SSD drives that operate in RAID-Z. One of the drives in this kind of a setup is used for parity - every time data is copied on it, an extra bit is added. If a disk happens to be faulty, it will be taken out of the RAID without disturbing the functioning of the sites since the data will load from the remaining drives, and when a new drive is included, the information which will be cloned on it will be a mix between the information on the parity disk and data stored on the other hard drives in the RAID. This is done to guarantee that the info which is being cloned is accurate, so once the new drive is rebuilt, it could be integrated into the RAID as a production one. This is an additional warranty for the integrity of your info because the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud web hosting platform compares a unique checksum of all of the copies of your files on the various drives to avoid any chance of silent data corruption.
RAID in VPS
All virtual private server accounts that we offer are made on physical servers that take advantage of SSD drives functioning in RAID. At least 1 drive is used for parity - one extra bit is included in the info copied on it and in case a main disk stops working, this bit makes it easier to recalculate the bits of the files on the failed disk drive so that the accurate data is recovered on the new drive included in the RAID. Meanwhile, your Internet sites will stay online because all the info will still load from at least one other hard disk. In the event that you add routine backups to your VPS plan, a copy of the info will be saved on standard disk drives which also operate in RAID since we would like to make certain that any kind of website content you add will be safe and sound at all times. Using multiple hard drives in RAID for all of the main and backup servers enables us to offer fast and reliable Internet hosting service.