RAID in Cloud Hosting
The advanced cloud web hosting platform where all cloud hosting accounts are created employs fast SSD drives rather than the traditional HDDs, and they operate in RAID-Z. With this setup, a number of hard drives operate together and at least 1 is a dedicated parity disk. Simply put, when data is written on the rest of the drives, it's copied on the parity one adding an extra bit. This is done for redundancy as even if some drive fails or falls out of the RAID for whatever reason, the data can be rebuilt and verified thanks to the parity disk and the data stored on the other ones, which means that absolutely nothing will be lost and there will be no service disorders. This is another level of security for your info in addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that uses checksums to guarantee that all of the data on our servers is undamaged and is not silently corrupted.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Servers
The RAID type which we employ for the cloud hosting platform where your semi-dedicated server account shall be created is known as RAID-Z. What is different about it is that at least 1 of the disks is used as a parity drive. Simply put, whenever any data is duplicated on this special disk drive, one more bit is added to it and in the event that a malfunctioning disk is replaced, the info that will be cloned on it is a combination of the data on the remaining disk drives in the RAID and that on the parity one. This is done to guarantee that your information is intact. Throughout this process, your Internet sites will be functioning normally as RAID-Z enables a whole drive to fail without any service interruptions and it simply works by using one of the other ones as the main production drive. Employing RAID-Z together with the ZFS file system that uses checksums to guarantee that no data will get silently corrupted on our servers, you will not need to worry about the integrity of your files.