The process of files being damaged caused by some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems which hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more info is kept on it, the much more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You can find several fail-safes, yet often the information gets damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins detect anything. Thus, 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 drives. In theory, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. When some file gets corrupted, it will be partially or fully unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random combination of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most widespread server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to identify a problem early enough or require a long period of time to be able to check all files and the hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from our firm, you won't need to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform uses the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. All of the information that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a number of SSD drives. Many file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using this type of a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file will not get corrupted. This can occur at the time of the writing process on each drive and then a corrupted copy may be copied on the other drives. What is different on our platform is that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all the drives live and if a corrupted file is found, it is swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. This way, your information will remain undamaged no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be shielded from silent data corruption because all of our storage servers make use of the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to guarantee the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be stored on a couple of redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same across all drives. All copies of a given file will feature the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, so if it detects a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's a sudden power failure, the data on the servers will not become corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform following some breakdown, extending the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.