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 that Internet hosting companies face because the larger a hard drive is and the more information is placed on it, the more likely it is for data to become corrupted. You'll find different fail-safes, still often the data becomes corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins notice a thing. Because of this, a corrupted file will be handled as a good one and if the hard drive is part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get even worse. The moment some file gets corrupted, it will be partly or fully unreadable, therefore a text file will not be readable, an image file will show a random combination of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your content. Although the most popular server file systems include various checks, they are likely to fail to discover some problem early enough or require a long time period to check all files and the web server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the info uploaded in each and every cloud web hosting account that is made on our cloud platform since we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption using 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 identical files will be accessible on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different 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 is possible for data to be silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you do not have to worry about the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not encounter any silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages as the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to guarantee that all of your files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file saved on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all 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 that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that cannot identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.