The process of files being damaged due to some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is among the main problems which web hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk is and the more info is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You'll find various fail-safes, still often the data gets corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators detect a thing. Because of this, a damaged file will be handled as a good one and if the hard disk is a part of a RAID, that file will be copied on all other drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get even worse. When some file gets damaged, it will be partially or fully unreadable, therefore a text file will not be readable, an image file will show a random blend of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your website content. Although the most widespread server file systems feature various checks, they often fail to discover a problem early enough or require a long period of time in order to check all of the files and the web server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new cloud website hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud platform. Most of the hosting service providers, like our company, use multiple HDDs to keep content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, the same information is synchronized between the drives all the time. If a file on a drive is corrupted for reasons unknown, yet, it's more than likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives because alternative file systems don't feature special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each file. If a file gets damaged, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the damaged copy will be substituted with a good one from a different hard drive. As this happens instantly, there is no risk for any of your files to ever be damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be resistant to silent data corruption because all our storage servers employ the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to guarantee the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be stored on several redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disks. All the copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, so if it identifies a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll replace that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there is an unexpected power loss, the data on the servers won't get corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform following some malfunction, lengthening the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.