The process of files getting corrupted as a consequence of some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems which Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk is and the more information is filed on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You'll find several fail-safes, yet often the data becomes damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins notice anything. As a result, a corrupted file will be handled as a standard one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get even worse. When some file gets damaged, it will be partially or fully unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most frequently used server file systems include various checks, they quite often fail to find a problem early enough or require an extensive time period to check all files and the hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in every web hosting account that is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each and every file. We will store your data on a large number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so identical files will be available on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all of the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy copy from another drive inside the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you won't have to worry about the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have avoided any probability of files getting damaged silently because the servers where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created employ a powerful file system called ZFS. Its advantage over various other file systems is that it uses a unique checksum for each file - a digital fingerprint that's checked in real time. As we keep all content on numerous SSD drives, ZFS checks whether the fingerprint of a file on one drive matches the one on the other drives and the one it has stored. If there's a mismatch, the damaged copy is replaced with a healthy one from one of the other drives and since it happens instantly, there's no chance that a damaged copy could remain on our hosting servers or that it could be copied to the other hard drives in the RAID. None of the other file systems include such checks and furthermore, even during a file system check following a sudden power loss, none of them will find silently corrupted files. In contrast, ZFS does not crash after an electrical power failure and the constant checksum monitoring makes a time-consuming file system check unneeded.