The process of files being damaged owing to some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which Internet hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk is and the more info is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to become corrupted. You will find several fail-safes, still often the data gets corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins notice a thing. Consequently, a corrupted file will be treated as a good one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. When a file gets damaged, it will be partly or fully unreadable, so 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 will be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most frequently used server file systems have various checks, they frequently fail to identify some problem early enough or require an extensive time period to be able to check all the files and the web server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in any website hosting account that is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avert silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each and every file. We will store your information on multiple SSD drives that work in a RAID, so identical files will exist on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged copy from another drive within the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it is easy for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you will not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption because all of our storage servers work with the effective ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to ensure the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it will be stored on a couple of redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disks. All copies of a specific file will feature the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, so if it discovers a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll replace 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 will not get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform following some breakdown, extending the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.