The process of files being corrupted because of some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that web hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is filed on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are a couple of fail-safes, but often the info becomes damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators see a thing. Thus, a corrupted file will be handled as a good one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other drives. In principle, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be even worse. The moment a given file gets damaged, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random mix of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most widespread server file systems feature various checks, they often fail to detect some problem early enough or require a long amount of time to check all the files and the web server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in each shared website hosting account that is generated on our cloud platform since we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to avert silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your information on multiple SSD drives that function in a RAID, so the very same files will be accessible on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of 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 version from a different drive from the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's easy for data to be silently damaged and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not encounter any kind of silent data corruption issues in case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of the files are undamaged at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file stored on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all 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 should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any possibility of the bad copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard disks. ZFS is the only file system out there which uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.