The process of files being corrupted owing to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems that Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard drive is and the more data is filed on it, the much more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You'll find a couple of fail-safes, yet often the information is damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators see a thing. As a result, a damaged file will be treated as a standard one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, the file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get even worse. The moment some file gets damaged, 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 shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your content. Although the most popular server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to detect some problem early enough or require an extensive amount of time to check all the 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 guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud platform. The vast majority of internet hosting suppliers, including our company, use multiple hard disk drives to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, identical info is synchronized between the drives all the time. When a file on a drive gets damaged for some reason, yet, it's very likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives as other file systems don't offer special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS employs a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. In case 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 another drive. As this happens immediately, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't have to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all of your files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file stored on a server. As we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. 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 right away, avoiding any possibility of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the rest of the drives. ZFS is the only file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which cannot identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.