RAID in Website Hosting
All of the content that you upload to your new website hosting account will be placed on fast SSD drives that operate in RAID-Z. This setup is built to employ the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform and it adds another level of protection for your site content on top of the real-time checksum verification which ZFS uses to ensure the integrity of the data. With RAID-Z, the data is stored on a number of disks and at least one is a parity disk - whenever info is written on it, an additional bit is added, so in the event that any drive stops working for some reason, the stability of the information can be verified by recalculating its bits based on what is stored on the production hard disks and on the parity one. With RAID-Z, the functioning of our system will not be interrupted and it'll continue functioning smoothly until the malfunctioning drive is changed and the information is synchronized on it.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SSD drives which are used for saving any content uploaded to the semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer function in RAID-Z. This is a special setup where one or more hard drives are employed for parity i.e. the system will include an additional bit to any data copied on this kind of a hard drive. In the event that a disk fails and is replaced with a new one, what info will be duplicated on the latter shall be a combination calculated between the data on the other hard disks and that on the parity one. This is done to guarantee that the info on the new drive shall be correct. Throughout the procedure, the RAID will continue operating normally and the problematic drive will not affect the normal operation of your websites in any way. Using SSDs in RAID-Z is a fantastic addition to the ZFS file system that runs on our top-notch cloud platform with regard to preserving the integrity of your files since ZFS uses special digital identifiers referred to as checksums to prevent silent data corruption.