Information on your website is very valuable for your
business. You cannot afford to lose any information.
For this reason, we insure that none of your data will
be lost. First, our primary server is ‘mirrored’ which
means that the entire contents of the first server are
replicated onto a secondary server, which is ready to
provide your information to Internet users upon any
problem with the primary server. Second, our server
hard drives run on a RAID level 5. RAID stands for Redundant
Array of Independent Disks. This
is a category of disk drives that employ two or more
drives in combination for fault tolerance and performance.
In simple English this means that your sites information
is simultaneously replicated onto a second machine and
into this array of disk drives at all times. So that
if we have a hard drive failure, no information is lost
and there is zero downtime in switching to the new location
of your data. As a matter of fact, this system can actually
withstand 2 simultaneous hard drive failures.
In addition to the live backup of our servers' hard
drives, the websites' information is backed up to an
offsite server monthly. This protects the majority of
your sites information if there were to be any type
of catastrophe at the server farm location. This event
is extremely unlikely, however this shows our commitment
to your information.