Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during the on-going situation. All of HostDime's global data centers have continued to remain operational as usual. As we are considered a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the US Department of Homeland Security, this means that our data center operators remain available and ready to help. As we work toward returning to more normal operations we are happy to announce that our Orlando data center will be reopening to Colocation access on an appointment-only basis. Starting June 1st at 10:00 am EDT Colocation clients will be able to schedule access appointments with the following restrictions and requirements in place:

Our Colocation lounge and conference rooms will remain closed until further notice, however, use of the Colocation lounge may be requested for reasonable technical needs which will be approved on a case-by-case basis. We have also removed the normal use of crash carts to minimize common contact surfaces. If you expect to need a cart please let us know in your access request. Our critical Data Center staff will continue to serve all clients through our ticketing portal including requests for remote hands, remote reboot requests, and scheduling access for Colocation clients. Site warehouse facilities will remain closed for customer access, however, we can stage inbound shipments or equipment pickup during your scheduled access. To schedule access please open a ticket with the following information and our data center operations team will assist you in reserving an available time.

We applaud our on-site staff and all other IT workers who are playing an essential role in helping businesses stay online during this situation. Our sales team remains available during normal working business hours ready to help with any of our products and services as usual. Cleaning is being doubled up and we are providing an environment that our staff can be confident is safe for them to work in. We will continue to provide notifications for facility specific access closure or status changes as we progress toward returning to normal operations. We ask that clients try to limit their access and remote hands requests to required or severe issues as much as possible to allow staff to focus on servicing these requests as quickly as possible. We sincerely appreciate the continued support from our team, our clients, and our partners as we remain united with everyone working to recover from this pandemic.



HostDime Raid Servers

Enjoy faster performance and better failover with a RAID server configuration.

RAID, or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, combines multiple physical disks into a single disk for faster performance, better hardware failover, and improved disk Input/Output reliability.

Does My Server Need RAID?

Whether or not your server needs RAID depends on how critical uptime is to your services.

Unfortunately, all hard drives fail, it's just a matter of when. With RAID in place, the drive would be replaced, and you could rebuild and sync the RAID from the old drive to the new drive, and there would also be no backup restoration needed. Without RAID, your server and business will suffer downtime while the drive is being reconfigured and replaced. Then you must wait for the backups to be restored. This process could take 5 hours or more.

Further complications can arise without RAID. You may miss some modules when rebuilding the data, drive, and system. Functionality with your website can face issues after data restoration. There may also be a loss of data.

If staying online is essential, consider RAID your failover insurance.

The Differences Between RAID Levels

Not all RAID configurations are created equal in terms of redundancy, speed, or disk size. The most common RAID levels are RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10.

RAID 0: This level uses striping to spread your data blocks across drives in the RAID array. Striping combines several disk drives into a single volume. While this increases I/O performance, there is no redundancy, so it is not recommended for use on critical systems.

RAID 1: This level uses mirroring to store your data on separate drives. Disk mirroring replicates data to two or more disks. While this configuration offers redundancy and can stay online if an array uses a drive, it does not have great I/O performance because it lacks striping.

RAID 5: The difference between RAID 1 and RAID 5 is RAID 5 offers an improvement in performance because the blocks are striped. This level offers fault tolerance with parity that allows for data rebuild in the event of a drive failure.

RAID 10: This configuration is the best option for critical applications, especially databases, because the blocks are mirrored AND striped. This is also referred to as RAID 1+0 because it combines the I/O benefits of RAID 0 with the hardware failure protection of RAID 1.

Raid Level Minimum Disks Performance Redudancy
RAID 0 2 Excellent None
RAID 1 2 Good Excellent
RAID 5 3 Good Good
RAID 1+0 4 Excellent Excellent

Use HostDime's Drag and Drop Raid Calculator

HostDime techs created a RAID calculator that compares and configures RAID options and drive sizes to expand on your server’s performance.

Simply drag and drop the drives into the slots to see each RAID’s description, disk capacity, disk I/O performance, minimum number of disks, and fault tolerance.

  • 1TB SATAIII
  • 2TB SATAIII
  • 4TB SATAIII
  • 8TB SATAIII
  • 256GB SSD
  • 480GB SSD
  • 960GB SSD
  • 1.92TB SSD

    Drag and drop drives from above

    Available RAID types

    Array size and total space are a preformatted size *

    Available Space

    Protection Space

    HostDime RAID Servers

    RAID options are available with the purchase of any HostDime dedicated server. Servers are fully customizable during the order process to add a variety of RAID options to increase performance.

    Choose the server that best fits your needs below, and then you will be able to choose your RAID server options.

    Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5

    $219/mo

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    • CPU icon 4 CPU Cores - 8 Total Threads
    • Bandwidth icon 3.40GHz w/HT
    • Ram icon 16GB RAM
    • Bandwidth icon 480GB SSD or 1TB SATA3 HDD
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    • Swappable icon Hot-Swappable Drive Chassis*
    • Bandwidth icon 75Mb/s (~25TB) Monthly BW
    • Uplink icon 1Gb/s Burstable GigE Uplink
    • Software icon Latest CentOS
    • IP icon /29 Subnet - 4 Usable IPs
    • CentOS icon CentOS 7.x (64 Bit)
    • Control Panel icon Control Panel Included
    • Checkmark icon Managed Tier Included
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    Intel Xeon E3-1270 V5

    $239/mo

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    • CPU icon 4 CPU Cores - 8 Total Threads
    • Bandwidth icon 3.60GHz w/HT
    • Ram icon 16GB RAM
    • Bandwidth icon 480GB SSD or 1TB SATA3 HDD
    • Full Features
    • Swappable icon Hot-Swappable Drive Chassis*
    • Bandwidth icon 75Mb/s (~25TB) Monthly BW
    • Uplink icon 1Gb/s Burstable GigE Uplink
    • Software icon Latest CentOS
    • IP icon /29 Subnet - 4 Usable IPs
    • CentOS icon CentOS 7.x (64 Bit)
    • Control Panel icon Control Panel Included
    • Checkmark icon Managed Tier Included

    2x6-Core Xeon E5-2620 V3

    $385/mo

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    • CPU icon 12 CPU Cores - 24 Total Threads
    • Bandwidth icon 2.40GHz w/HT
    • Ram icon 32GB RAM
    • Bandwidth icon 480GB SSD or 1TB SATA3 HDD
    • Full Features
    • Swappable icon Hot-Swappable Drive Chassis*
    • Bandwidth icon 75Mb/s (~25TB) Monthly BW
    • Uplink icon 1Gb/s Burstable GigE Uplink
    • Software icon Latest CentOS
    • IP icon /29 Subnet - 4 Usable IPs
    • CentOS icon CentOS 7.x (64 Bit)
    • Control Panel icon Control Panel Included
    • Checkmark icon Managed Tier Included