The process of files being damaged due to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems which web hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk drive is and the more info is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are several fail-safes, but often the data is corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators notice anything. As a result, a corrupted file will be treated as a good one and if the HDD is part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other disk drives. In theory, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. When a file gets corrupted, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will present a random mix of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most frequently used server file systems have various checks, they are likely to fail to detect some problem early enough or require an extensive time period to check all of the files and the server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new shared website hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we make use of on our cloud platform. Most internet hosting suppliers, including our firm, use multiple hard disks to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, exactly the same info is synchronized between the drives at all times. When a file on a drive gets corrupted for whatever reason, yet, it's very likely that it will be copied on the other drives as alternative file systems don't include special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. If a file gets damaged, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the damaged copy will be replaced with a good one from a different hard disk. Due to the fact that this happens instantly, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption as all our storage servers make use of the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to verify the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be stored on several redundant drives being employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all disk drives. All copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies right away, and if it identifies a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will substitute that file with a healthy copy from one of the other disks. Even if there is a sudden blackout, 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 breakdown, prolonging the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.