The process of files being corrupted owing to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that web hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is stored on it, the more likely it is for data to become corrupted. You will find various fail-safes, but often the info is corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators see anything. As a result, a bad file will be treated as a good one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other disk drives. In principle, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be worse. Once a given file gets corrupted, it will be partially or fully unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will show a random blend 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 widespread server file systems include various checks, they frequently fail to find a problem early enough or require an extensive time period to be able to check all files and the web hosting server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with our firm, you do not have to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can ensure that as our cloud hosting platform uses the leading-edge ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All data that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a number of SSDs. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using this kind of a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not get corrupted. This can occur throughout the writing process on each drive and after that a corrupted copy may be copied on the rest of the drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all the drives instantly and when a corrupted file is found, it is swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. In this way, your data will stay unharmed 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 protected against silent data corruption because all of our storage servers use the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to guarantee the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it will be kept on several redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all disk drives. All copies of a given file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates quickly, and if it registers a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's an unforeseen power loss, the data on the servers won't become corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform following some breakdown, lengthening the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the sole file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.