The process of files getting corrupted as a result of some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems which hosting companies face because the larger a hard disk drive is and the more information is placed on it, the much more likely it is for data to become corrupted. You will find a couple of fail-safes, but often the data gets corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins see anything. Because of this, a bad file will be treated as a standard one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be copied on all other drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. Once some file gets corrupted, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will present a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your content. Although the most popular server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to detect some problem early enough or require a vast period of time in order to check all files and the hosting server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the info uploaded in every website hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform as we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your data on a number of NVMe drives that work in a RAID, so the very same files will be present on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from another drive in the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you will not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not experience any silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server solutions as the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to guarantee that all of the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file saved on a server. As we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. In the event that 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 without delay, avoiding any chance of the bad copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the sole file system on the market which uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems that cannot identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.