The process of files being damaged because of some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems that Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is placed on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You can find different fail-safes, but often the information gets damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators notice a thing. Thus, a corrupted file will be treated as a standard one and if the hard drive is part of a RAID, that file will be copied on all other drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get even worse. Once a 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 display a random mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most well-known server file systems have various checks, they frequently fail to find a problem early enough or require a long amount of time to check all files and the server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in each and every website hosting account which is created on our cloud platform because we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your info on multiple SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be accessible on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged version from some other drive from the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's easy for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you won't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be protected against silent data corruption since all our storage servers work with the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to guarantee the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be kept on several redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all disks. All the copies of a given file will have the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates in real time, and if it finds a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will replace that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's an unforeseen blackout, the data on the servers won't be corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some malfunction, lengthening the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the only file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.