The process of files getting corrupted caused by some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems which Internet hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk drive is and the more info is placed on it, the much more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You can find various fail-safes, but often the information is corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect a thing. Because of this, a corrupted file will be handled as a standard one and if the hard drive is a part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be even worse. The moment a given file gets damaged, it will be partially or fully unreadable, which means that 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 sacrificing your site content. Although the most commonly used server file systems feature various checks, they often fail to identify a problem early enough or require a vast amount of time to be able to check all files and the server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a web hosting account with our firm, you do not have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can ensure that because our cloud hosting platform uses the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All of the data that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a number of NVMe drives. All of the file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this kind of a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file will not be corrupted. This can occur throughout the writing process on any drive and then a damaged copy can be copied on all other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all of the drives instantly and in the event that a corrupted file is discovered, it's substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. By doing this, your data will continue to be undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not experience any silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you get one of our semi-dedicated server solutions because the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all of the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file stored on a server. Because we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. In the event that 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 possibility of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other drives. ZFS is the sole file system you will find which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.