The process of files getting corrupted resulting from some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems which hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more data is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There're various fail-safes, yet often the data is corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators detect a thing. Because of this, a bad file will be handled as a good one and if the HDD is part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other drives. In principle, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. The moment some file gets corrupted, it will be partially or completely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will present a random combination of colors if 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 detect some problem early enough or require a long period of time to be able to check all files and the hosting server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you do not need to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that since our cloud hosting platform uses the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system that uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All of the info that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of SSDs. All file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with such a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file will not get corrupted. This can happen at the time of the writing process on any drive and afterwards a damaged copy can be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all the drives right away and in the event that a corrupted file is found, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. That way, your info will continue to be undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not need to deal with any silent data corruption issues if you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages because the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all of your files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file saved on a server. As we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, 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. When 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 without delay, avoiding any possibility of the bad copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system you can find that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that cannot identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.