RAID in Cloud Hosting
The SSD drives that our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform employs for storage operate in RAID-Z. This kind of RAID is intended to work with the ZFS file system which runs on the platform and it takes advantage of the so-called parity disk - a special drive where info located on the other drives is duplicated with an extra bit added to it. In case one of the disks stops functioning, your Internet sites will continue working from the other ones and once we replace the problematic one, the information that will be duplicated on it will be rebuilt from what is stored on the remaining drives along with the information from the parity disk. This is performed in order to be able to recalculate the elements of every single file adequately and to confirm the integrity of the info duplicated on the new drive. This is another level of security for the info you upload to your cloud hosting account along with the ZFS file system which compares a special digital fingerprint for each and every file on all hard drives in real time.