The process of files being damaged as a result of some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which web hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk is and the more data is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are a couple of fail-safes, yet often the information gets damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators see anything. Consequently, a corrupted file will be handled as a regular one and if the hard disk is a part of a RAID, that file will be copied on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. When some file gets corrupted, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random combination of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk sacrificing your content. Although the most widespread server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to find a 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 operational for the time being.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting
We guarantee the integrity of the info uploaded in each web hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your info on a large number of SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so the very same files will be available on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all of the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy copy from another drive in the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's easy for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you will not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will not have to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages because the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file saved on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. If it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any possibility of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are not able to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.