The process of files being damaged as a consequence of some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is among the main problems which web hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk is and the more data is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. There're different fail-safes, but often the data is corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators detect a thing. Thus, a bad file will be handled as a good one and if the hard drive is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get worse. When some file gets damaged, it will be partly or fully unreadable, which means that 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 shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most popular server file systems feature various checks, they are likely to fail to find a problem early enough or require a long time period to be able to check all files and the hosting server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared web hosting account shall be ensured by the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud platform. Most internet hosting suppliers, including our firm, use multiple hard drives to store content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, the exact same info is synchronized between the drives all the time. When a file on a drive is damaged for reasons unknown, however, it's likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since other file systems do not include special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. In the event that a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, so the damaged copy will be replaced with a good one from a different disk drive. Due to the fact that this happens immediately, there's no risk for any of your files to ever get damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't experience any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages because the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given 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. If 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 damaged copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard disks. ZFS is the only file system on the market which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are unable to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.