The process of files getting corrupted as a consequence of some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is among the main problems which Internet hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more information is placed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You will find various fail-safes, still often the information becomes damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins see a thing. Because of this, a bad file will be treated as a regular one and if the HDD is part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get worse. When some file gets damaged, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will show a random combination of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk sacrificing your site content. Although the most widespread server file systems feature various checks, they are likely to fail to discover a problem early enough or require an extensive amount of time 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 Cloud Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in each and every cloud hosting account which is made on our cloud platform as we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each and every file. We will store your info on multiple SSD drives which operate in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be present on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from a different drive from the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is possible for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be protected against silent data corruption since all our storage servers work with the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, to ensure the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be stored on a couple of redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all drives. All the copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, and if it detects a mismatch, which will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will replace that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's a sudden 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 get back online. ZFS is the only file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.