The process of files getting damaged due to some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that hosting companies face because the larger a hard disk drive is and the more information is placed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You will find different fail-safes, still often the information becomes damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators see a thing. Thus, a damaged file will be handled as a good one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be copied on all other drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get even worse. Once some file gets damaged, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, therefore a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your content. Although the most popular server file systems include various checks, they frequently fail to find a problem early enough or require a vast amount of time in order to check all of the files and the web server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a website hosting account from our firm, you do not have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can ensure that as our cloud hosting platform works with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. All the data that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous SSD drives. All file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this type of a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file won't be corrupted. This can happen during the writing process on any drive and afterwards a bad copy can be copied on the other drives. What is different on our platform is that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all the drives right away and in the event that a corrupted file is identified, it is replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. In this way, your data will remain intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you won't need to be concerned about silent file corruption because we use ZFS - an advanced file system which keeps track of all of the files in real time. Whenever you upload a file to your web hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. The file will be synchronized between multiple SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all the copies on the different drives and if it detects a damaged copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This is done right away, so there will be no danger for any part of your content at any moment. In contrast, alternative file systems carry out checks after a system failure, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums that ZFS uses, they cannot detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy can be replicated on the other drives as well and you may lose crucial information. As this isn't the case with ZFS, we can guarantee the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.