RAID in Shared Web Hosting
All of the content that you upload to your new shared web hosting account will be placed on quick SSD drives that operate in RAID-Z. This setup is built to employ the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud web hosting platform and it adds an additional level of protection for your site content in addition to the real-time checksum authentication which ZFS uses to ensure the integrity of the data. With RAID-Z, the data is stored on a couple of disks and at least one is a parity disk - whenever information is recorded on it, an additional bit is added, so if any drive fails for some reason, the stability of the info can be verified by recalculating its bits based on what is stored on the production hard drives and on the parity one. With RAID-Z, the operation of our system won't be interrupted and it'll continue working effectively until the malfunctioning drive is replaced and the info is synchronized on it.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our firm, any content which you upload will be kept on SSD drives which work in RAID-Z. With this form of RAID, at least one of the hard drives is used for parity - when data is synced between the drives, an extra bit is added to it on the parity one. The reasoning behind this is to ensure the integrity of the data that is cloned to a brand new drive in the event that one of the drives in the RAID stops functioning because the content being copied on the new disk is recalculated from the info on the standard drives and on the parity one. An additional advantage of RAID-Z is the fact that even if a drive stops working, the system could switch to a different one promptly without service disruptions of any type. RAID-Z adds an additional 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 as a way to authenticate the integrity of every single file.