The process of files getting corrupted due to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is among the main problems which web hosting companies face as 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 a couple of fail-safes, yet often the info is damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins notice a thing. Consequently, a damaged file will be treated as a standard one and if the hard disk drive is part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. Once a file gets corrupted, it will be partly or completely unreadable, therefore a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random mix of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your site content. Although the most frequently used server file systems include various checks, they frequently fail to detect some problem early enough or require a vast amount of time to check all files and the server will not be operational for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared hosting account shall be ensured by the ZFS file system which we use on our cloud platform. Most of the internet hosting service providers, including our firm, use multiple HDDs to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, the exact same information is synchronized between the drives at all times. In case a file on a drive gets corrupted for reasons unknown, yet, it is very likely that it will be copied on the other drives as other file systems do not include special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. If a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, so the damaged copy will be swapped with a good one from a different hard disk. Due to the fact that this happens immediately, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be resistant to silent data corruption since all our storage servers make use of the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, to guarantee the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be kept on several redundant drives working in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all disks. All of the copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates quickly, and if it detects a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will substitute that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is an unforeseen power loss, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform following some breakdown, lengthening the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.