The process of files being damaged resulting from some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is among the main problems that hosting companies face because the larger a hard disk drive is and the more info is stored on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are different fail-safes, yet often the data gets damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators detect anything. Consequently, a corrupted file will be handled as a standard one and if the hard drive is a part of a RAID, that file will be copied on all other drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be even worse. Once a given file gets corrupted, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, therefore a text file will not be readable, an image file will present a random combination of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk sacrificing your content. Although the most widespread server file systems feature various checks, they often fail to identify a problem early enough or require a long amount of time to be able to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the info uploaded in each cloud website hosting account that is generated on our cloud platform as we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each and every file. We'll store your information on a large number of SSD drives that work in a RAID, so the exact same files will be accessible on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file differs from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy version from another drive from the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is easy for data to get silently corrupted and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that 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

You will not have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues if you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages as the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all of the files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. 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 without delay, avoiding any probability of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard disks. ZFS is the only file system you will find which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.