The process of files being corrupted resulting from some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which web hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more info is placed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are various fail-safes, but often the info is damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators detect anything. Consequently, a bad file will be handled as a good one and if the hard disk is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. When some file gets damaged, it will be partially or completely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will show a random mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your content. Although the most commonly used server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to discover a problem early enough or require a long time period in order to check all files and the web hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with our company, you do not have to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform employs the revolutionary ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All info that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many NVMes. Many file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with such a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file will not be corrupted. This could happen during the writing process on any drive and then a damaged copy can be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all of the drives immediately and in the event that a corrupted file is located, it's substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. By doing this, your data will stay intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't encounter any silent data corruption issues should you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages because the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. If it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the other hard drives. ZFS is the only file system available on the market which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.