The process of files being corrupted resulting from some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems which hosting companies face as the larger a hard drive is and the more data is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You can find various fail-safes, yet often the information gets damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins detect a thing. As a result, a corrupted file will be handled as a standard one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In theory, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get even worse. When a file gets damaged, it will be partially or fully unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your content. Although the most well-known server file systems have various checks, they quite often fail to identify some problem early enough or require a long period of time in order to check all files and the hosting server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in each and every website hosting account which is created on our cloud platform because we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your information on multiple NVMe drives that operate in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be accessible on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from a different drive from the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it's possible for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't encounter any silent data corruption issues if you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file saved on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file has 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 should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system available on the market that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems which cannot detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.