The process of files getting damaged because of some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which Internet hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk drive is and the more information is placed on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You'll find a couple of fail-safes, still often the information becomes damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators detect anything. Thus, a bad file will be handled as a standard one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. The moment a given file gets corrupted, it will be partially or completely unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random blend of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your content. Although the most widespread server file systems have various checks, they are likely to fail to discover a problem early enough or require an extensive period of time to check all of the files and the server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared website hosting account with our firm, you do not have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that as our cloud hosting platform works with the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All data that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a number of SSD drives. All file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using such a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not get corrupted. This may happen throughout the writing process on each drive and after that a bad copy may be copied on the rest of the drives. What is different on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all of the drives right away and when a corrupted file is found, it's substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. By doing this, your info will remain undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you won't have to worry about silent data corruption as we use ZFS - a high level file system that monitors all files in real time. Every time 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 a number of SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all copies on the different drives and when it detects a damaged copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from a different drive. This is done instantly, so there will be no risk for any part of your content at any moment. By comparison, alternative file systems carry out checks only after a system failure, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they can't detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy can be replicated on the other drives as well and you can lose crucial information. Since this isn't the case with ZFS, we guarantee the integrity of every single file you upload no matter what.