The process of files being corrupted because of some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems that Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is stored on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You can find a couple of fail-safes, yet often the information gets damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect anything. Thus, a damaged file will be treated as a standard one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, the file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be even worse. The moment a file gets damaged, it will be partially or completely unreadable, therefore 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, so you risk sacrificing your site content. Although the most popular server file systems include various checks, they are likely to fail to find some problem early enough or require a long period of time to check all the files and the server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in every cloud hosting account that is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with 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 every single file. We will store your information on a large number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the very same files will be accessible on several places at once. 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 swaps that file with a healthy version from another drive within the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's easy for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not have to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server solutions as the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. As we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, 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. 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 probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system you will find that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems which are not able to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.