The process of files getting corrupted as a consequence of some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is among the main problems that hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk drive is and the more information is stored on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You'll find different fail-safes, but often the info is corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators notice anything. Because of this, a damaged file will be handled as a regular one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In principle, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be even worse. Once a file gets damaged, it will be partially or fully unreadable, which means that a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random combination of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your site content. Although the most popular server file systems feature various checks, they quite often fail to identify a problem early enough or require a long time period to check all files and the web server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from our firm, you do not need to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that because our cloud hosting platform works with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All the data that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on multiple SSDs. All the file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with this type of a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file won't get corrupted. This may occur during the writing process on each drive and afterwards a bad copy can be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all the drives right away and if a corrupted file is located, it is substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. This way, your information will continue to be unharmed no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't need to deal with any silent data corruption issues in case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions because the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to guarantee that all of your files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file stored on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all the 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 chance of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the other drives. ZFS is the sole file system you can get which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.