RAID in Cloud Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all cloud hosting accounts are generated uses super fast SSD drives as opposed to the traditional HDDs, and they work in RAID-Z. With this configuration, numerous hard disk drives operate together and at least one of them is a dedicated parity disk. Basically, when data is written on the rest of the drives, it's duplicated 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 recorded on the other ones, thus practically nothing will be lost and there will not be any service disturbances. This is an additional level of protection for your data together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that uses checksums to guarantee that all data on our servers is undamaged and is not silently corrupted.
RAID in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SSD drives which are used for saving any content uploaded to the semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer operate in RAID-Z. This is a specific 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 such a drive. In case that a disk fails and is replaced with another one, what data will be copied on the latter shall be a combination calculated between the data on the remaining disks and that on the parity one. This is done to ensure that the info on the new drive will be accurate. During the process, the RAID will continue working adequately and the malfunctioning drive will not affect the normal operation of your Internet sites in any way. Using SSDs in RAID-Z is an impressive addition to the ZFS file system which runs on our revolutionary cloud platform with respect to preserving the integrity of your files since ZFS uses specific digital identifiers known as checksums in order to avoid silent data corruption.