The process of files getting damaged as a consequence of some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems that hosting companies face as the larger a hard drive is and the more data is stored on it, the more likely it is for data to become corrupted. There are different fail-safes, still often the info is corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins detect anything. As a result, a corrupted file will be handled as a standard 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 done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get even worse. When a given file gets damaged, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random combination of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most well-known server file systems feature various checks, they quite often fail to detect some problem early enough or require an extensive period of time in order to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared web hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we work with on our cloud platform. Most of the internet hosting providers, including our company, use multiple HDDs to store content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, identical info is synchronized between the drives all of the time. In case a file on a drive is corrupted for whatever reason, however, it is likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives because alternative file systems don't have special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS employs a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each file. In the event that a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the damaged copy will be swapped with a good one from a different disk drive. Due to the fact that this happens instantly, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever be corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, you won't have to worry about silent data corruption since we use ZFS - an advanced file system that checks all of the 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 NVMe drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all copies on the different drives and if it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This happens immediately, so there will be no risk for any part of your content at any moment. By comparison, other file systems execute checks only after a system failure, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums that ZFS uses, they won't detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy could be replicated on the remaining drives as well and you may lose precious information. Since this is not the case with ZFS, we're able to guarantee the integrity of each file you upload no matter what.