The process of files being corrupted owing to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which Internet hosting companies face because the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. There are different fail-safes, still often the data gets damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators notice a thing. Consequently, a bad file will be treated as a regular one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, that particular file will be copied on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be even worse. Once a file gets corrupted, it will be partially or fully unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will present a random mix of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most frequently used server file systems include various checks, they frequently fail to find a problem early enough or require an extensive period of time to be able to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the info uploaded in any shared hosting account that is made on our cloud platform as we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to prevent silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each file. We will store your data on a large number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the same files will be available on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged copy from some other drive inside the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is easy for data to become 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 do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption since all our storage servers use the effective ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to verify the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be stored on several redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disks. All the copies of a given file will have the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies in real time, so if it finds a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will swap that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is an unexpected power failure, the data on the servers won't be corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some breakdown, lengthening the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.