The process of files being corrupted because of some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is kept on it, the much more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You'll find various fail-safes, yet often the information gets damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins see anything. Thus, a bad file will be treated as a regular one and if the hard drive is part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In principle, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be worse. Once some file gets damaged, it will be partially or completely unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will present a random blend of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most widespread server file systems feature various checks, they quite often fail to discover some problem early enough or require a long amount of time to check all files and the web server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in every single hosting account which is created on our cloud platform due to the fact that we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your data on a number of SSD drives that function in a RAID, so the very same files will be present on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all of the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged copy from another drive in the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is possible for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption as all of our storage servers employ the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to verify the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be placed on a couple of redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all disk drives. All copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies right away, so if it identifies a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will replace that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's an unexpected power failure, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some malfunction, lengthening the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the only file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.