The process of files getting corrupted owing to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems that Internet hosting companies face because the larger a hard drive is and the more information is filed on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You can find several fail-safes, yet often the data is damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins notice a thing. Consequently, a corrupted file will be handled as a regular one and if the hard disk is a part of a RAID, the file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be worse. Once a given file gets corrupted, it will be partially or fully unreadable, which means that a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random mix of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most popular server file systems include various checks, they are likely to fail to find some problem early enough or require a vast time period to be able to check all of the files and the web hosting server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new shared hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud platform. Most of the web hosting service providers, like our firm, use multiple HDDs to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, the exact same data is synchronized between the drives at all times. When a file on a drive is damaged for whatever reason, however, it is very likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since other file systems don't have special checks for this. Unlike them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. In the event that 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 another hard drive. Due to the fact that this happens in real time, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be protected against silent data corruption since all of our storage servers employ the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to ensure the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be saved on a couple of redundant drives working in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same across all drives. All copies of a specific 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 detects a mismatch, which will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will replace that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is a sudden power loss, the data on the servers won't get corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform following some malfunction, extending the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the only file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.