RAID in Hosting
All the content which you upload to your new hosting account will be held on quick SSD drives which work in RAID-Z. This setup is built to use the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud Internet hosting platform and it adds one more level of security for your website content in addition to the real-time checksum validation that ZFS uses to guarantee the integrity of the data. With RAID-Z, the data is saved on several disks and at least 1 is a parity disk - whenever information is recorded on it, an additional bit is added, so in case any drive stops functioning for whatever reason, the stability of the info can be verified by recalculating its bits based on what is kept on the production hard disks and on the parity one. With RAID-Z, the functioning of our system will not be interrupted and it will continue working flawlessly until the faulty drive is changed and the data is synced on it.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, any content which you upload will be saved on SSD drives which operate in RAID-Z. With this kind of RAID, at least 1 of the drives is employed for parity - when data is synchronized between the disks, an additional bit is included in it on the parity one. The idea behind this is to ensure the integrity of the information that is duplicated to a brand new drive if one of the drives in the RAID stops working as the content being copied on the new disk is recalculated from the data on the standard disk drives and on the parity one. An additional advantage of RAID-Z is the fact that even if a drive fails, the system can switch to a different one immediately without service disruptions of any type. RAID-Z adds an additional level of security for the content which you upload on our cloud Internet hosting platform along with the ZFS file system that uses unique checksums so as to validate the integrity of each file.