The process of files getting corrupted as a result of some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which Internet hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk drive is and the more info is stored on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are a couple of fail-safes, still often the information becomes corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators notice anything. As a result, a corrupted file will be treated as a good one and if the hard disk is a part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. The moment a file gets damaged, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, therefore a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most commonly used server file systems have various checks, they frequently fail to find some problem early enough or require a long period of time in order to check all files and the web hosting server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared web hosting account from our firm, you do not need to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that as our cloud hosting platform uses the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. Any information that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of SSD drives. Many file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using such a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not get corrupted. This could happen throughout the writing process on any drive and afterwards a bad copy may be copied on the 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 right away and in case a corrupted file is identified, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. That way, your information will continue to be intact no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not encounter any kind of silent data corruption issues in case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server solutions since the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is given to each and every file kept on a server. As we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. If 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 right away, avoiding any probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system on the market which uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that are not able to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.