The process of files being corrupted because of some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is among the main problems that Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard drive is and the more information is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You will find different fail-safes, still often the info is corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins notice anything. As a result, a corrupted file will be handled as a regular one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, that particular file will be copied on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be worse. Once a file gets corrupted, it will be partly or completely unreadable, which means that 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 shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your site content. Although the most commonly used server file systems include various checks, they frequently fail to detect some problem early enough or require a vast period of time in order to check all the files and the web server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with our firm, you do not have to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can ensure that because our cloud hosting platform works with the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. Any kind of info that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many different SSD drives. All of the file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this type of a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not get corrupted. This could occur during the writing process on any drive and afterwards a damaged copy may be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all of the drives right away and if a corrupted file is discovered, it is replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. This way, your information will remain unharmed no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption as all of our storage servers make use of the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to guarantee the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be placed on several redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same across all drives. All of the copies of a specific file will feature the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, and if it discovers a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll replace that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's an unexpected blackout, the data on the servers will not become corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some failure, lengthening the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the sole file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.