RAID in Shared Hosting
Our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform where all shared hosting accounts are generated uses super fast SSD drives instead of the standard HDDs, and they work in RAID-Z. With this setup, numerous hard drives function together and at least one of them is a dedicated parity disk. Basically, when data is written on the other drives, it's cloned on the parity one adding an extra bit. This is carried out for redundancy as even if some drive fails or falls out of the RAID for whatever reason, the info can be rebuilt and verified using the parity disk and the data recorded on the other ones, therefore not a thing will be lost and there won't be any service disorders. This is another level of security for your data together with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system which uses checksums to ensure that all of the data on our servers is intact and is not silently corrupted.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SSD drives that are used for holding any website content uploaded to the semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide work in RAID-Z. This is a specific setup where one or more drives are used for parity i.e. the system will include an extra bit to any data copied on this type of a drive. If a disk fails and is replaced with a new one, what information will be cloned on the latter will be a combination calculated between the data on the other drives and that on the parity one. This is done to make sure that the data on the new drive will be correct. During the process, the RAID will continue functioning normally and the faulty drive won't have an impact on the adequate operation of your Internet sites in any way. Using SSDs in RAID-Z is an impressive addition to the ZFS file system that runs on our advanced cloud platform in terms of preserving the integrity of your files since ZFS uses special digital identifiers called checksums to prevent silent data corruption.
RAID in VPS Web Hosting
All virtual private server accounts which we provide are generated on physical servers which employ SSD drives operating in RAID. At least 1 drive is intended for parity - one extra bit is added to the information copied on it and in case a main disk fails, this bit makes it easier to recalculate the bits of the files on the damaged drive so that the right info 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 one other drive. If you add routine backups to your VPS package, a copy of the info will be saved on standard disk drives which also function in RAID since we want to make sure that any kind of content you upload will be safe and sound all the time. Using multiple hard drives in RAID for all the main and backup servers enables us to offer fast and reliable web hosting service.