RAID in Shared Hosting
Any content that you upload to your new shared hosting account will be stored on quick SSD drives which work in RAID-Z. This configuration is built to use the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud Internet hosting platform and it adds another level of security for your content in addition to the real-time checksum authentication which ZFS uses to guarantee the integrity of the data. With RAID-Z, the information is stored on a number of disks and at least one is a parity disk - whenever info is recorded on it, an extra bit is added, so in the event that any drive stops functioning for some reason, the stability of the information can be verified by recalculating its bits in accordance with what is stored on the production hard disks and on the parity one. With RAID-Z, the operation of our system won't be interrupted and it will continue operating efficiently until the malfunctioning drive is replaced and the info is synced on it.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company, any content you upload will be saved on SSD drives which work in RAID-Z. With this form of RAID, at least one of the hard disks is employed for parity - when data is synced between the disks, an extra bit is added to it on the parity one. The purpose behind this is to ensure the integrity of the info that is copied to a new drive in case one of the hard drives in the RAID stops working as the content being copied on the brand new disk is recalculated from the information on the standard hard drives and on the parity one. An additional advantage of RAID-Z is the fact that even if a disk drive stops functioning, the system can easily switch to another one promptly without service disturbances of any type. RAID-Z adds an extra level of safety for the content that you upload on our cloud web hosting platform together with the ZFS file system that uses unique checksums to verify the integrity of every single file.
RAID in VPS
The SSD drives that we use on the machines where we set up virtual private servers work in RAID to ensure that any content you upload will be available and intact at all times. At least 1 drive is employed for parity - one bit of info is added to any data cloned on it. In case a main drive fails, it is replaced and the data that will be cloned on it is calculated between the other drives and the parity one. That’s done to make sure that the required information is copied and that no file is corrupted because the new drive will be used in the RAID afterwards. In addition, we use hard disks working in RAID on the backup servers, so in the event that you add this upgrade to your VPS plan, you'll use an even more reliable web hosting service because your content will be available on multiple drives regardless of any unexpected hardware failure.