RAID in Shared Website Hosting
The SSD drives that our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform uses for storage work in RAID-Z. This kind of RAID is intended to work with the ZFS file system that runs on the platform and it takes advantage of the so-called parity disk - a special drive where information saved on the other drives is copied with an extra bit added to it. If one of the disks stops functioning, your websites shall continue working from the other ones and after we replace the faulty one, the information which will be duplicated on it will be rebuilt from what is stored on the rest of the drives together with the info from the parity disk. This is done in order to be able to recalculate the bits of each and every file properly and to verify the integrity of the info copied on the new drive. This is an additional level of security for the info that you upload to your shared website hosting account together with the ZFS file system which compares a special digital fingerprint for every single file on all drives in real time.
RAID in VPS Hosting
All virtual private server accounts that our company offers are created on physical servers which take advantage of SSD drives functioning in RAID. At least 1 drive is employed for parity - one additional bit is added to the information duplicated on it and if a main disk stops working, this bit makes it easier to recalculate the bits of the files on the failed hard disk so that the right info is recovered on the new drive included in the RAID. At the same time, your Internet sites will remain online since all the info will still load from at least 1 more hard drive. In case you add routine backups to your VPS package, a copy of the data will be kept on standard disk drives that also operate in RAID as we would like to make sure that any type of content you upload will be safe and sound all the time. Employing multiple drives in RAID for all main and backup servers permits us to offer fast and reliable hosting service.