The process of files getting 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 Internet hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more data is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You will find various fail-safes, still often the info is damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins notice a thing. Consequently, a bad file will be handled as a standard one and if the hard disk is a part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. The moment some file gets damaged, it will be partly or completely unreadable, therefore a text file will no longer 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, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most well-known server file systems include various checks, they quite often fail to find a 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 functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in any cloud website hosting account that is generated on our cloud platform as we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for each and every file. We shall store your information on a number of SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be accessible on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from another drive within the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's easy for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, you will not need to worry about silent data corruption as we use ZFS - an advanced file system that monitors all the files in real time. Whenever you upload a file to your account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. This file will be synchronized between a couple of SSD drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all the copies on the different drives and when it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This happens in real time, so there will be no danger for any part of your content at any time. In contrast, other file systems perform checks only after a system failure, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they cannot detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy could be replicated on the remaining drives as well and you could lose crucial info. As this isn't the case with ZFS, we're able to guarantee the integrity of every single file you upload no matter what.