The process of files getting corrupted caused by some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems that hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk is and the more information is stored on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are several fail-safes, still often the info gets damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect anything. Consequently, a corrupted file will be treated as a standard one and if the HDD is part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get even worse. The moment a file gets corrupted, it will be partly or completely unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will present a random mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most frequently used server file systems feature various checks, they are likely to fail to discover a problem early enough or require a vast period of time to be able to check all of the files and the hosting server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in every web hosting account that is generated on our cloud platform since we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each file. We will store your information on a number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the same files will exist on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged version from a different drive from the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's possible for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not experience any kind of silent data corruption issues in case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages because the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file stored on a server. Since we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, 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 in real time. If it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any chance of the bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system out there that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that cannot identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.