The process of files getting damaged caused by some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems that hosting companies face because the larger a hard drive is and the more data is stored on it, the much more likely it is for data to become corrupted. There're a couple of fail-safes, yet often the data is corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators detect anything. Because of this, a corrupted file will be handled as a good one and if the HDD is part of a RAID, that file will be copied on all other drives. In theory, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be worse. Once some file gets corrupted, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, which means that a text file will not be readable, an image file will show a random combination of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most popular server file systems have various checks, they often fail to find a problem early enough or require a vast time period 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

In case you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account from our firm, you won't have to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that because our cloud hosting platform works with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. Any kind of information that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many SSD drives. All file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with such a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file will not be corrupted. This may happen throughout the writing process on any drive and after that a corrupted copy can be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all drives live and if a corrupted file is found, it is swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. By doing this, your information will remain intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption as all of our storage servers employ the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to guarantee the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it will be stored on a couple of redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same across all drives. All of the copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates in real time, and if it discovers a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will replace that file with a healthy copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's a sudden blackout, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some failure, prolonging the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the sole file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.