The process of files getting corrupted due to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems which Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard drive is and the more information is kept on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You can find a couple of fail-safes, yet often the data gets corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators notice a thing. As a result, a bad file will be treated as a good one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get even worse. Once a file gets damaged, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will present a random mix of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most popular server file systems include various checks, they quite often fail to discover some problem early enough or require a vast time period to check all the files and the hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account from our firm, you do not need to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can ensure that because our cloud hosting platform works with the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All info that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous SSDs. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with such a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file won't get corrupted. This could occur throughout the writing process on each drive and then a corrupted copy may be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all the drives instantly and in case a corrupted file is found, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. By doing this, your info will continue to be undamaged no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be shielded from silent data corruption since all of our storage servers work with the effective ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to guarantee the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it will be saved on several redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all drives. All copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates quickly, and if it finds a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll substitute that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's a sudden power loss, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some breakdown, lengthening the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the only file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.