The process of files getting damaged because of some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems that hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more info is stored on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. There're various fail-safes, still often the info gets corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins notice anything. As a result, a bad file will be treated as a standard one and if the hard drive is a part of a RAID, the file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. When a file gets corrupted, it will be partially or completely unreadable, so 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 shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most commonly used server file systems feature various checks, they quite often fail to discover a problem early enough or require a long time period in order to check all files and the web hosting server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you won't need to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform works with the outstanding ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system that uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. Any data that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on multiple SSDs. Many file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with this type of a setup, but there is no real guarantee that a file won't be corrupted. This could happen during 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 that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all the drives in real time and when a corrupted file is discovered, it's replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. By doing this, your information will remain undamaged no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you go for one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will not need to be concerned about silent file corruption because we use ZFS - an advanced file system which keeps track of all the files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your web hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. This file will be synced between multiple SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all the copies on the different drives and in case it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from a different drive. This happens immediately, so there will be no risk for any part of your content at any time. In contrast, all of the other file systems perform checks after a system breakdown, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums that ZFS uses, they won't detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy can be replicated on the remaining disks as well and you may lose critical info. Since this is not the case with ZFS, we can guarantee the integrity of every single file you upload no matter what.