The process of files being corrupted owing to some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is among the main problems that Internet hosting companies face because the larger a hard disk drive is and the more information is kept on it, the much more likely it is for data to become corrupted. There are different fail-safes, still often the information is damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators detect anything. Consequently, a bad file will be treated as a regular one and if the hard drive is part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In theory, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get even worse. The moment a file gets corrupted, it will be partly or completely unreadable, therefore a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random combination of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk sacrificing your content. Although the most commonly used server file systems include various checks, they frequently fail to detect some problem early enough or require an extensive time period to check all files and the server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in every cloud web hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform as we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to prevent silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for every single file. We shall store your data on a large number of SSD drives which work in a RAID, so the same files will be available on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy copy 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 reproduced on all drives with time, but since that 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 Hosting

You won't need to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans since the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file saved on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. If 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 chance of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.