The process of files getting corrupted as a result of some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems that hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk is and the more data is stored on it, the much more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You will find different fail-safes, still often the info becomes corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins see anything. Thus, a corrupted file will be treated as a good one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be worse. When some file gets corrupted, it will be partly or completely unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will show a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your site content. Although the most commonly used server file systems feature various checks, they are likely to fail to find some problem early enough or require a vast time period in order to check all the files and the hosting server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in every single shared website hosting account that is made on our cloud platform as we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for each file. We will store your information on a large number of SSD drives that work in a RAID, so identical files will be available on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it has to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged copy from some other drive from the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't experience any silent data corruption issues if you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server solutions because the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all files are undamaged at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file saved on a server. Because we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. In the event that it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard drives. ZFS is the only file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.