The process of files getting corrupted as a result of some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that web hosting companies face because the larger a hard disk is and the more info is placed on it, the much more likely it is for data to get corrupted. There're different fail-safes, but often the information gets corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators see anything. Because of this, a damaged file will be handled as a good one and if the hard disk is part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. Once a file gets corrupted, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, therefore a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most widely used server file systems have various checks, they quite often fail to discover a problem early enough or require a long period of time in order to check all the files and the hosting server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared web hosting account from our company, you do not need to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that as our cloud hosting platform employs the amazing ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. Any kind of info that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous SSDs. All the file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this type of a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file won't get corrupted. This may happen during the writing process on each drive and then a corrupted copy can be copied on the rest of the drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all drives in real time and in case a corrupted file is located, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. This way, your info will remain unharmed no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you won't need to be concerned about silent file corruption since we use ZFS - an advanced file system that keeps track of all files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your website hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. That 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 the copies on the different drives and if it detects a damaged copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from a different drive. This happens instantly, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any time. In contrast, other file systems carry out checks after a system failure, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums that ZFS uses, they cannot detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy could be replicated on the other disks as well and you can lose crucial information. Since this isn't the case with ZFS, we are able to warrant the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.