The process of files getting damaged owing to some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems which Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk is and the more data is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to become corrupted. You can find several fail-safes, still often the data gets damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators notice anything. Consequently, a bad file will be treated as a good one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, that file will be copied on all other disk drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get worse. The moment some file gets damaged, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random combination of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your site content. Although the most frequently used server file systems have various checks, they quite often fail to detect some problem early enough or require an extensive period of time to be able to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new website hosting account shall be ensured by the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud platform. The vast majority of web hosting service providers, including our company, use multiple HDDs to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, exactly the same info is synchronized between the drives all the time. If a file on a drive becomes damaged for whatever reason, yet, it's very likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives because alternative file systems don't feature special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. In the event that a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the damaged copy shall be swapped with a good one from another hard drive. Since this happens right away, there's no risk for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not experience any silent data corruption issues in case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions because the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all of the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. Because we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. If it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any possibility of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the other hard disks. ZFS is the only file system you can find that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are not able to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.