The process of files being damaged because of some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems that web hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more information is stored on it, the much more likely it is for data to become corrupted. There're several fail-safes, but often the info becomes corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators notice a thing. Because of this, a corrupted file will be handled as a standard one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, the file will be duplicated on all other drives. In principle, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be worse. The moment a given file gets corrupted, it will be partially or fully unreadable, which means that a text file will not 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 sacrificing your website content. Although the most widespread server file systems include various checks, they frequently fail to find some problem early enough or require a vast period of time in order to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a web hosting account with our firm, you don't have to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that as our cloud hosting platform works with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All of the info that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of SSDs. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with such a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file won't get corrupted. This may occur throughout the writing process on each drive and afterwards a corrupted copy can be copied on all other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all the drives in real time and if a corrupted file is discovered, it is substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. By doing this, your data will stay intact no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you won't have to worry about silent file corruption as we use ZFS - an advanced file system that monitors all files in real time. Each time you upload a file to your hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. This file will be synced between several SSD drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all copies on the different drives and in case it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This is done right away, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any time. In comparison, other file systems carry out checks only after a system breakdown, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they are unable to detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy can be replicated on the rest of the disks as well and you could lose precious information. As this isn't the case with ZFS, we guarantee the integrity of each file you upload no matter what.