The process of files being corrupted due to some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems that hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more information is placed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are various fail-safes, but often the info becomes damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect anything. Thus, a corrupted file will be treated as a good one and if the hard disk is 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 be even worse. Once a given file gets damaged, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, therefore a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will show a random combination of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your site content. Although the most well-known server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to identify a problem early enough or require a long period of time in order to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you don't need to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform uses the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. Any information that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on multiple SSD drives. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using such a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file won't get corrupted. This may happen throughout the writing process on each drive and then a corrupted copy may be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all of the drives right away and if a corrupted file is found, it is substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. This way, your info will stay undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not have to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans as the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all of your files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file kept 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 the event that it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any possibility of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other hard drives. ZFS is the only file system you will find which uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that cannot detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.