The process of files getting corrupted as a result of some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems which hosting companies face because the larger a hard disk drive is and the more info is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You will find different fail-safes, yet often the information becomes corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect a thing. Because of this, a corrupted file will be treated as a regular one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, the file will be duplicated on all other drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be worse. Once some file gets damaged, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will show a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your site content. Although the most frequently used server file systems have various checks, they frequently fail to identify a problem early enough or require an extensive amount of time to be able to check all of the files and the server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you do not have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can ensure that because our cloud hosting platform employs the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All of the info that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on multiple NVMe drives. All file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using such a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file won't get corrupted. This may occur during the writing process on each drive and then a damaged copy can be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all the drives right away and in case a corrupted file is found, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. By doing this, your info will continue to be intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you go for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you will not need to be concerned about silent data corruption because we use ZFS - an advanced file system that monitors all of the files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. The file will be synced between a couple of NVMe drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all the copies on the different drives and when it detects a damaged copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This is done immediately, so there will be no risk for any part of your content at any moment. In comparison, all of the other file systems carry out checks after a system breakdown, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they won't detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy could be replicated on the other disks as well and you may lose important info. Since this is not the case with ZFS, we are able to warrant the integrity of each file you upload no matter what.