The process of files being corrupted owing to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which web hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk is and the more information is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You can find several fail-safes, but often the info gets corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators detect anything. Consequently, a corrupted file will be treated as a regular one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be worse. The moment a given file gets corrupted, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your content. Although the most commonly used server file systems have various checks, they are likely to fail to find a problem early enough or require a long time period in order to check all of the files and the server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in every cloud hosting account that is made on our cloud platform because we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your information on a number of SSD drives which operate in a RAID, so identical files will be present on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from another drive inside the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is possible for data to be 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 won't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't need to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of the files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file stored on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. In case 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 right away, avoiding any possibility of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system available on the market which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are not able to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.