The process of files being corrupted as a consequence of some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems which web hosting companies face because the larger a hard drive is and the more data is kept on it, the much more likely it is for data to get corrupted. There are a couple of fail-safes, still often the data gets corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins notice a thing. Because of this, a corrupted file will be handled as a standard one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other disk drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be even worse. When a given file gets corrupted, it will be partially or fully unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will present a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your content. Although the most well-known server file systems have various checks, they are likely to fail to detect a problem early enough or require a long time period to check all of the files and the hosting server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in every single shared web hosting account which is made on our cloud platform since we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your info on a number of SSD drives that work in a RAID, so the very same 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 is different from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from some other drive in the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's easy for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you don't have to worry about the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be protected against silent data corruption because all our storage servers use the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to guarantee the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be stored on a couple of redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all drives. All the copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates quickly, and if it finds a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will substitute that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is an unexpected blackout, the data on the servers won't become corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some breakdown, lengthening the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the only file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.