The process of files getting damaged caused by some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that Internet hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is placed on it, the much more likely it is for data to become corrupted. You can find different fail-safes, but often the data gets corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators see a thing. As a result, a corrupted file will be treated as a standard one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, that file will be copied on all other disk drives. In theory, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get even worse. The moment a given file gets damaged, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, which means that a text file will not be readable, an image file will show a random combination of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your website content. Although the most widely used server file systems include various checks, they quite often fail to detect a problem early enough or require a long amount of time in order to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We've tackled the matter of silent data corruption on all of our website hosting servers by using the hi-tech Z file system, or ZFS. The latter is better than other file systems since it is the only one out there that checks all of the files immediately by using a checksum - a digital identifier which is unique for each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be stored on several SSD drives and constantly synced between them for redundancy. ZFS regularly analyzes the checksum of all files and when any file is detected as damaged, it is replaced immediately with a good copy from another disk. As this happens in real time, there's no risk that a damaged file may remain or may be copied on the remaining SSDs. ZFS requires lots of physical memory in order to carry out the real-time checks and the benefit of our cloud website hosting platform is that we work with multiple powerful servers working together. If you host your Internet sites with us, your information will be undamaged no matter what.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not experience any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions since the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all the files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file kept on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. If it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the only file system available on the market that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems that are unable to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.