The process of files being damaged as a consequence of some hardware or software failure is known as 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 data is stored on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You'll find various fail-safes, still often the info gets damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins see a thing. Because of this, a corrupted file will be treated as a regular one and if the HDD is part of a RAID, the file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In theory, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. When a file gets corrupted, it will be partially or completely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most widespread server file systems include various checks, they are likely to fail to detect some problem early enough or require a vast amount of time to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in every single cloud hosting account that is created on our cloud platform as we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to avert silent data corruption using a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your data on a large number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the same 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 in case the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged copy from another drive from the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it is easy for data to be 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 won't have to worry about the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not need to deal with any silent data corruption issues if you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions 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 the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file stored on a server. Because we store all content on multiple 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 right away, avoiding any chance of the bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system on the market that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that cannot identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.