The process of files getting damaged resulting from some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk is and the more information is placed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You can find several fail-safes, yet often the info becomes corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators notice a thing. Because of this, a damaged file will be treated as a regular one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, the file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get worse. Once some file gets corrupted, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, therefore a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your content. Although the most frequently used server file systems feature various checks, they often fail to discover some problem early enough or require a vast amount of time to be able to check all of the files and the web hosting server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared website hosting account shall be ensured by the ZFS file system which we use on our cloud platform. The majority of internet hosting service providers, like our firm, use multiple hard disks to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, the same info is synchronized between the drives at all times. In case a file on a drive becomes damaged for whatever reason, however, it is more than likely that it will be copied on the other drives because other file systems don't feature special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. In case a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the damaged copy shall be swapped with a good one from a different hard disk. Due to the fact that this happens in real time, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, you won't need to worry about silent data corruption as we use ZFS - an advanced file system that keeps track of all the files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. The file will be synced between a couple of SSD drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all of the copies on the different drives and when it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This is done in real time, so there will be no danger for any part of your content at any time. In comparison, all of the other file systems perform checks after a system malfunction, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums that ZFS uses, they will not detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy may be replicated on the remaining disks as well and you can lose precious data. As this is not the case with ZFS, we can guarantee the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.