The process of files being damaged owing to some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems that Internet hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more data is placed on it, the much more likely it is for data to become corrupted. There're different fail-safes, yet often the data becomes corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins detect anything. Thus, a corrupted file will be treated as a good one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In principle, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get worse. Once some file gets corrupted, it will be partially or completely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will show a random combination of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your website content. Although the most commonly used server file systems include various checks, they quite often fail to detect some problem early enough or require an extensive amount of time to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from our firm, you will not need to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can ensure that as our cloud hosting platform uses the revolutionary ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. Any data that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous SSD drives. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this type of a setup, but there is no real guarantee that a file will not be corrupted. This can happen throughout the writing process on any drive and afterwards a bad copy can 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 immediately and if a corrupted file is identified, it is substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. By doing this, your data will stay undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not experience any kind of silent data corruption issues should you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all the files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. 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 chance of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the other drives. ZFS is the sole file system on the market that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are unable to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.