RAID in Cloud Hosting
All content which you upload to your new cloud hosting account will be held on fast SSD drives which function in RAID-Z. This setup is built to work with the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud Internet hosting platform and it adds one more level of security for your content on top of the real-time checksum validation which ZFS uses to ensure the integrity of the data. With RAID-Z, the information is stored on a number of disks and at least 1 is a parity disk - whenever info is recorded on it, an extra bit is added, so in case any drive stops working for some reason, the integrity of the data can be verified by recalculating its bits in accordance with what is saved on the production drives and on the parity one. With RAID-Z, the functioning of our system won't be interrupted and it will continue working effectively until the problematic drive is replaced and the information is synchronized on it.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SSD drives that are used for saving any website content uploaded to the semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide work in RAID-Z. This is a specific setup where one or more drives are employed for parity i.e. the system will add an extra bit to any data duplicated on such a drive. In case that a disk fails and is replaced with another one, what data will be cloned on the latter shall be a mix calculated between the data on the remaining hard disks and that on the parity one. This is done to ensure that the data on the new drive will be accurate. During the procedure, the RAID will continue functioning adequately and the malfunctioning drive won't impact the adequate operation of your sites at all. Working with SSDs in RAID-Z is an amazing addition to the ZFS file system which runs on our advanced cloud platform with respect to preserving the integrity of your files since ZFS uses special digital identifiers named checksums in order to prevent silent data corruption.
RAID in VPS Servers
The physical servers where we create VPS server employ quick SSD drives which will boost the speed of your Internet sites significantly. The disk drives operate in RAID to guarantee that you will not lose any info because of a power loss or a hardware malfunction. The production servers use a variety of drives where the information is stored and one disk is used for parity i.e. one bit is added to all info copied on it, that makes it much easier to recover the website content without loss if a main drive stops working. If you pick our backup service, your information will be stored on a separate machine that uses standard hard-disk drives and though there is no parity one in this case, they are also in a RAID to guarantee that we will have a backup copy of your site content at all times. With this particular configuration your data will always be safe because it will be available on several disk drives.