The process of files getting corrupted due to some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems which Internet hosting companies face because the larger a hard drive is and the more data is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are different fail-safes, but often the information is damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators detect a thing. Thus, a damaged file will be handled as a regular one and if the hard drive is part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. When a file gets corrupted, it will be partially or fully unreadable, therefore a text file will not be readable, an image file will show a random mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your site content. Although the most commonly used server file systems include various checks, they often fail to detect a problem early enough or require an extensive time period to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in each cloud hosting account that is made on our cloud platform since we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption through a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your information on a large number of SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so the very same files will be accessible on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all of the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy copy from some other drive within the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's easy for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you won't have to worry about the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be resistant to silent data corruption as all our storage servers work with the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, to verify the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be stored on several redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all drives. All the 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 discovers a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll swap that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is an unexpected power failure, the data on the servers won't become corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform following some failure, lengthening the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.