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 Internet hosting companies face because the larger a hard drive is and the more data is placed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There are a couple of fail-safes, but often the info gets damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect 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 drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. Once a file gets corrupted, it will be partially or completely unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will show a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most widely used server file systems feature various checks, they often fail to discover a problem early enough or require a long period of time in order to check all of the files and the hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the info uploaded in each shared web hosting account which is made on our cloud platform because we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for each file. We will store your information on multiple SSD drives that work in a RAID, so the exact same files will be present on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy version from another drive within the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is easy for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, you won't have to be concerned about silent data corruption because we use ZFS - a high level file system which keeps track of all of the files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your web hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. That file will be synchronized between multiple SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all the copies on the different drives and when it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from a different drive. This is done instantly, so there will be no danger for any part of your content at any moment. In contrast, all of the other file systems carry out checks after a system malfunction, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they won't detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy could be replicated on the other drives as well and you could lose important data. As this isn't the case with ZFS, we can warrant the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.