The process of files being corrupted caused by some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is among the main problems which Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard drive is and the more information is stored on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are various fail-safes, still often the data becomes damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins notice a thing. As a result, a bad file will be treated as a standard one and if the hard drive is a part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get worse. When some file gets damaged, it will be partly or completely unreadable, therefore 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 will be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your content. Although the most well-known server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to discover a problem early enough or require an extensive amount of time to check all files and the web server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared web hosting account from our company, you won't have to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that since our cloud hosting platform works with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. Any information that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on multiple SSDs. All the file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this type of a setup, but there is no real guarantee that a file won't be corrupted. This may occur at the time of the writing process on any drive and afterwards a damaged copy can be copied on all other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all drives immediately and in case a corrupted file is located, it is substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. This way, your info will stay undamaged no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not experience any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server solutions since the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file kept on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. 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 probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other drives. ZFS is the only file system you can get which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.