The process of files being damaged caused by some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems that hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You'll find several fail-safes, but often the information gets corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins notice anything. Consequently, a damaged file will be handled as a regular one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other drives. Theoretically, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. The moment a given file gets damaged, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will present a random blend of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your site content. Although the most frequently used server file systems feature various checks, they quite often fail to discover a problem early enough or require an extensive amount of time to be able to check all of the files and the web hosting server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in each and every hosting account that is made on our cloud platform as we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your information on multiple NVMe drives which function in a RAID, so the same files will be accessible on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged copy from another drive within the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you won't need to be concerned about silent file corruption because we use ZFS - an advanced file system that monitors all files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. The file will be synchronized between a couple of NVMe drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all the copies on the different drives and in case it detects a damaged copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This happens right away, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any moment. In contrast, all the other file systems carry out checks only after a system breakdown, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums that 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 can lose critical information. Because this is not the case with ZFS, we guarantee the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.