The process of files being damaged due to some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems which Internet hosting companies face because the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is filed on it, the much more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You will find a couple of fail-safes, yet often the data gets corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect a thing. As a result, a corrupted file will be treated as a good one and if the hard 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 be even worse. When a given file gets corrupted, it will be partially or fully unreadable, therefore a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random combination of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most widespread server file systems have various checks, they frequently fail to discover some problem early enough or require an extensive time period to check all files and the hosting server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in each shared website hosting account that is made on our cloud platform because we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your info on a number of SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so identical files will be accessible on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged version from some other drive within the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's possible for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you do not have to worry about the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be resistant to silent data corruption because all our storage servers make use of the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, to verify the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be kept on a couple of redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all disks. All of the copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, and if it identifies a mismatch, which will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll replace that file with a healthy copy from one of the other disks. Even if there is a sudden 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 failure, extending the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.