RAID in Shared Hosting
Our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform where all shared hosting accounts are created uses super fast SSD drives rather than the standard HDDs, and they function in RAID-Z. With this setup, a number of hard disk drives function together and at least one is a dedicated parity disk. Simply put, when data is written on the remaining drives, it's copied on the parity one adding an extra bit. This is performed for redundancy as even if a drive fails or falls out of the RAID for some reason, the data can be rebuilt and verified using the parity disk and the data saved on the other ones, therefore practically nothing will be lost and there will be no service disorders. This is another level of security for your data in addition to the top-notch ZFS file system that uses checksums to guarantee that all of the data on our servers is intact and is not silently corrupted.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, all of the content that you upload will be saved on SSD drives which operate in RAID-Z. With this form of RAID, at least one of the hard drives is employed for parity - when data is synced between the hard drives, an additional bit is included in it on the parity one. The purpose behind this is to guarantee the integrity of the data that is duplicated to a brand new drive if one of the disks in the RAID fails since the content being copied on the brand new disk is recalculated from the information on the standard disk drives and on the parity one. Another advantage of RAID-Z is the fact that even if a drive fails, the system can switch to another one instantly without service disruptions of any kind. RAID-Z adds an extra level of security for the content which you upload on our cloud web hosting platform together with the ZFS file system that uses unique checksums in order to verify the integrity of each file.