The process of files being corrupted caused by some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk is and the more information is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to become corrupted. There're different fail-safes, yet often the info is damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators notice a thing. As a result, a corrupted file will be handled as a standard one and if the hard disk is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. When a given 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 mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most well-known server file systems include various checks, they frequently fail to find some problem early enough or require an extensive period of time in order to check all files and the web hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared hosting account from our company, you won't need to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that since our cloud hosting platform works with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All data that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a number of SSD drives. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using such a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not be corrupted. This could occur at the time of the writing process on each drive and afterwards a damaged copy can be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all drives live and in the event that a corrupted file is found, it is substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. In this way, your data will remain undamaged no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption since all of our storage servers use the reliable ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, to verify the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be stored on several redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same across all disks. All the copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates in real time, and if it finds a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's an unforeseen power loss, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some malfunction, prolonging the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.