The process of files getting corrupted owing to some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems which hosting companies face because the larger a hard drive is and the more info is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to become corrupted. You will find different fail-safes, yet often the data gets damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators notice anything. Consequently, a bad file will be handled as a standard one and if the hard disk is part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get even worse. The moment a file gets damaged, it will be partly or fully unreadable, therefore a text file will not 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 content. Although the most frequently used server file systems have various checks, they frequently fail to identify some problem early enough or require a vast amount of time in order to check all of the files and the hosting server will not be operational in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new cloud hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud platform. Most of the internet hosting suppliers, including our company, use multiple hard disks to keep content and since the drives work in a RAID, the exact same info is synchronized between the drives all the time. When a file on a drive is corrupted for some reason, however, it is very likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since other file systems do not have special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. If a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the bad copy will be substituted with a good one from another drive. Due to the fact that this happens instantly, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption as all of our storage servers work with the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to verify the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be placed on several redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all disk drives. All of the copies of a given file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies in real time, so if it detects a mismatch, that will 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's a sudden power loss, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some breakdown, prolonging the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.