The process of files being damaged as a result of some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk is and the more info is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You can find different fail-safes, still often the info becomes damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect anything. Consequently, a corrupted file will be handled as a good one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get worse. Once some file gets corrupted, it will be partly or fully unreadable, therefore a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will present a random blend of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your content. Although the most commonly used server file systems have various checks, they frequently fail to find some problem early enough or require an extensive amount of time to be able to check all of the files and the web server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account from our company, you do not have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that since our cloud hosting platform employs the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. Any info that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many SSD drives. All the file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this kind of a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not be corrupted. This can occur throughout the writing process on each drive and after that a damaged copy can be copied on all other drives. What is different on our platform is the fact that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all of the drives in real time and when a corrupted file is located, it is replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. In this way, your info will remain intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, you won't need to worry about silent file corruption as we use ZFS - an advanced file system which keeps track of all the files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your website hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. That file will be synchronized between a couple of SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all 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 in real time, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any time. In contrast, alternative file systems perform checks only after a system failure, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they are unable to detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy may be replicated on the other drives as well and you can lose critical info. Since this is not the case with ZFS, we're able to guarantee the integrity of every single file you upload no matter what.