RAID in Cloud Web Hosting
The drives that we use for storage with our innovative cloud web hosting platform are not the traditional HDDs, but extremely fast solid-state drives (SSD). They operate in RAID-Z - a special setup intended for the ZFS file system which we work with. All the content that you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be stored on multiple hard disks and at least 1 shall be used as a parity disk. This is a special drive where an additional bit is included to any content copied on it. If a disk in the RAID fails, it'll be replaced without any service interruptions and the information will be rebuilt on the new drive by recalculating its bits thanks to the data on the parity disk plus that on the remaining disks. This is done so as to guarantee the integrity of the info and along with the real-time checksum authentication which the ZFS file system executes on all drives, you won't ever need to concern yourself with the loss of any information no matter what.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The RAID type that we use for the cloud Internet hosting platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created is named RAID-Z. What is different about it is that at least 1 of the disks is employed as a parity drive. Put simply, whenever any data is cloned on this particular disk drive, one more bit is added to it and if a malfunctioning disk is replaced, the information that will be cloned on it is a combination of the data on the other hard drives in the RAID and that on the parity one. This is done to guarantee that your info is intact. Throughout this process, your websites will be working normally because RAID-Z makes it possible for a whole drive to fail without service disturbances and it simply uses one of the remaining ones as the main production drive. Using RAID-Z together with the ZFS file system which uses checksums to guarantee that no data shall get silently corrupted on our servers, you will never need to worry about the integrity of your files.
RAID in VPS
If you employ one of our virtual private server plans, any content which you upload will be stored on SSD drives which function in RAID. At least a single drive is used for parity so as to guarantee the integrity of your data. In simple terms, this is a special drive where data is copied with one bit added to it. In the event that a disk in the RAID stops working, your websites will continue working and when a new disk substitutes the defective one, the bits of the information that will be copied on it are calculated using the healthy and the parity drives. This way, any possibility of corrupting data throughout the process is averted. We also employ standard hard drives that function in RAID for storing backup copies, so should you include this service to your VPS plan, your website content will be kept on multiple drives and you'll never have to worry about its integrity even in the event of multiple drive breakdowns.