The process of files being corrupted resulting from some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems which Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard drive is and the more info is placed on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There're different fail-safes, yet often the information is damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect a thing. Consequently, a damaged file will be treated as a good one and if the hard disk is part of a RAID, that particular file will be copied on all other disk drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. When some file gets corrupted, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, which means that a text file will not be readable, an image file will show a random mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most frequently used server file systems have various checks, they frequently fail to find a problem early enough or require a vast amount of time in order to check all the files and the hosting server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you won't have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that as our cloud hosting platform employs the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All of the information that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous SSD drives. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with this type of a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file will not get corrupted. This can occur during 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 compares the checksums of all files on all the drives live and in the event that a corrupted file is discovered, it is substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. This way, your info will stay intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't have to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file stored on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. When 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 right away, avoiding any probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the other hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system on the market that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.