The process of files getting corrupted owing to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that Internet hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more information is placed on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. There are various fail-safes, yet often the data is damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins see anything. As a result, a bad file will be handled as a good one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, that file will be copied on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. The moment a file gets damaged, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random combination of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most frequently used server file systems include various checks, they often fail to find some problem early enough or require a long amount of time to be able to check all the files and the server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared web hosting account with our firm, you don't need to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that since our cloud hosting platform uses the amazing ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. Any kind of information that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many SSD drives. All file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using this type of a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file will not get corrupted. This may happen throughout the writing process on any drive and after that a corrupted copy may be copied on all other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all of the drives in real time and if a corrupted file is located, it is replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. This way, your information will stay unharmed no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is given to each and every file stored on a server. Since we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. In case it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard disks. ZFS is the only file system you will find that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems that are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.