The process of files getting corrupted resulting from some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which web hosting companies face because the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is kept on it, the much more likely it is for data to become corrupted. There're a couple of fail-safes, still often the information is corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators detect anything. As a result, a bad file will be treated as a regular one and if the hard disk is part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other drives. In theory, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get even worse. The moment a given file gets damaged, it will be partly or completely unreadable, therefore 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 shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your site content. Although the most widespread server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to identify a problem early enough or require a vast time period to be able to check all the files and the server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new web hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud platform. The majority of web hosting service providers, including our company, use multiple hard drives to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, the exact same data is synchronized between the drives all of the time. When a file on a drive becomes damaged for reasons unknown, however, it's likely that it will be copied on the other drives as alternative file systems don't include special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS employs a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. In case a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the damaged copy shall be substituted with a good one from a different hard drive. As this happens right away, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever get damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues in case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans since the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all of the files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file stored on a server. As we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. When 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 right away, avoiding any probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system you can find which uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems which cannot identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.