RAID in Shared Website Hosting
The SSD drives that our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform employs for storage operate in RAID-Z. This type of RAID is created to work with the ZFS file system that runs on the platform and it uses the so-called parity disk - a specific drive where info saved on the other drives is copied with an additional bit added to it. If one of the disks stops functioning, your sites will continue working from the other ones and once we replace the faulty one, the information that will be duplicated on it will be rebuilt from what is stored on the rest of the drives along with the info from the parity disk. This is done so as to be able to recalculate the bits of each file adequately and to authenticate the integrity of the data copied on the new drive. This is an additional level of security for the content which you upload to your shared website hosting account in addition to the ZFS file system that compares a special digital fingerprint for each and every file on all disk drives in real time.