The process of files being damaged caused by some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems that web hosting companies face because the larger a hard drive is and the more information is filed on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You'll find various fail-safes, but often the data is damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators notice anything. Because of this, a corrupted file will be treated as a good one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, the file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be even worse. Once a file gets damaged, it will be partly or completely unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will show a random combination of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your content. Although the most widespread server file systems feature various checks, they often fail to discover a problem early enough or require a long period of time to be able to check all of the 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 information uploaded in every single website hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform since we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your info on a large number of NVMe drives which work in a RAID, so the exact same files will exist on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from another drive in the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is possible for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have avoided any chance of files getting corrupted silently since the servers where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created use a powerful file system named ZFS. Its key advantage over alternative file systems is that it uses a unique checksum for each and every file - a digital fingerprint which is checked in real time. As we save all content on a number of NVMe drives, ZFS checks if the fingerprint of a file on one drive matches the one on the remaining drives and the one it has saved. In case there is a mismatch, the bad copy is replaced with a healthy one from one of the other drives and considering that it happens instantly, there is no chance that a damaged copy can remain on our servers or that it could be duplicated to the other drives in the RAID. None of the other file systems employ this kind of checks and what's more, even during a file system check after a sudden electrical power failure, none of them will identify silently corrupted files. In contrast, ZFS won't crash after an electrical power failure and the constant checksum monitoring makes a time-consuming file system check unnecessary.