The process of files getting corrupted due to some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems which Internet hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more information is filed on it, the much more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You can find various fail-safes, still often the information gets damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators detect a thing. Consequently, a corrupted file will be treated as a standard one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get even worse. The moment a given file gets damaged, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, which means that a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random blend of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most widely used server file systems feature various checks, they often fail to find some problem early enough or require an extensive time period to check all the files and the hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with our firm, you won't need to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that as our cloud hosting platform employs the leading-edge ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. Any data that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of NVMe drives. All the file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using this type of a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not get corrupted. This could occur throughout the writing process on any drive and after that a corrupted copy can be copied on all other drives. What is different on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all the drives right away and if a corrupted file is identified, it is swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. This way, your information will remain unharmed no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not experience any silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all of the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file stored on a server. Since we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, 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 right away. In case 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 probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard drives. ZFS is the only file system available on the market that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are unable to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.