RAID in Cloud Hosting
The hard drives which we employ for storage with our outstanding cloud Internet hosting platform are not the classic HDDs, but extremely fast solid-state drives (SSD). They function in RAID-Z - a special setup created for the ZFS file system which we work with. All of the content that you add to your cloud hosting account will be stored on multiple drives and at least one of them will be employed as a parity disk. This is a special drive where a further bit is added to any content copied on it. In case a disk in the RAID stops working, it will be changed with no service disruptions and the info will be recovered on the new drive by recalculating its bits using the data on the parity disk plus that on the remaining disks. This is done in order to guarantee the integrity of the info and together with the real-time checksum validation which the ZFS file system executes on all drives, you will never have to worry about the loss of any information no matter what.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account from our firm, all of the content you upload will be stored on SSD drives that work in RAID-Z. With this type of RAID, at least 1 of the disks is employed for parity - when data is synchronized between the disks, an additional bit is added to it on the parity one. The reasoning behind this is to ensure the integrity of the data which is copied to a new drive if one of the hard drives in the RAID stops functioning because the site content being copied on the brand new disk is recalculated from the info on the standard hard drives and on the parity one. An additional advantage of RAID-Z is that even in the event that a hard drive stops functioning, the system could switch to a different one instantly without service disruptions of any type. RAID-Z adds one more level of safety for the content that you upload on our cloud Internet hosting platform in addition to the ZFS file system which uses unique checksums so as to validate the integrity of every single file.