The process of files getting corrupted due to some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems which Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk is and the more info is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to be corrupted. There're several fail-safes, yet often the data gets corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins notice a thing. As a result, a corrupted file will be treated as a standard one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, that file will be copied on all other disk drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be even worse. The moment a given file gets corrupted, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will show a random mix of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most popular server file systems include various checks, they are likely to fail to identify a problem early enough or require a long amount of time to be able to check all of the files and the web hosting server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new cloud website hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system that we make use of on our cloud platform. The vast majority of internet hosting service providers, including our firm, use multiple HDDs to store content and because the drives work in a RAID, the exact same info is synchronized between the drives at all times. If a file on a drive gets corrupted for some reason, however, it is likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since other file systems don't include special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. In case a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, so the bad copy will be replaced with a good one from a different hard disk drive. Since 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 Servers

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you won't have to be concerned about silent file corruption since we use ZFS - a high level file system which monitors all the files in real time. Whenever you upload a file to your account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. That file will be synchronized between several 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 if it detects a damaged copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This is done in real time, so there will be no danger for any part of your content at any time. By comparison, all the other file systems carry out checks only after a system malfunction, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they are unable to detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy can be replicated on the rest of the drives as well and you could lose precious information. As this isn't the case with ZFS, we warrant the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.