The process of files being damaged because of some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems that Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is stored on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There're several fail-safes, still often the information is damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins 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 particular file will be copied on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get worse. The moment some file gets corrupted, it will be partly or fully unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random combination 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 well-known server file systems have various checks, they frequently fail to identify a problem early enough or require an extensive time period in order to check all the files and the web server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in each cloud hosting account which is made on our cloud platform because we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to prevent silent data corruption using a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your information on multiple SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so the same files will be available on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from a different drive inside the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it's possible for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to worry about the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have avoided any possibility of files getting damaged silently as the servers where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created work with a powerful file system called ZFS. Its advantage over alternative file systems is that it uses a unique checksum for every single file - a digital fingerprint that's checked in real time. Since we save all content on numerous SSD drives, ZFS checks whether the fingerprint of a file on one drive corresponds to the one on the remaining drives and the one it has stored. When there is a mismatch, the damaged copy is replaced with a healthy one from one of the other drives and since this happens right away, there is no chance that a corrupted copy could remain on our website hosting servers or that it can be copied to the other drives in the RAID. None of the other file systems include such checks and what's more, even during a file system check following a sudden electrical power failure, none of them will find silently corrupted files. In contrast, ZFS won't crash after a blackout and the regular checksum monitoring makes a lenghty file system check unnecessary.