The process of files being corrupted as a consequence of some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems that Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard drive is and the more info is placed on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. There are different fail-safes, but often the information becomes corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators detect anything. As a result, a bad file will be treated as a standard one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be copied on all other disk drives. In theory, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be worse. The moment a given file gets corrupted, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random blend of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, so you risk losing your content. Although the most frequently used server file systems include various checks, they are likely to fail to find some problem early enough or require an extensive time period to be able to check all the files and the hosting server will not be functional in the meantime.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting
We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in each shared website hosting
account which is created on our cloud platform as we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We shall store your info on multiple SSD drives that work in a RAID, so exactly the same files will exist on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from some other drive inside the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's easy for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will not experience any kind of silent data corruption issues in case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server
plans due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all the files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is allotted to each and every file stored on a server. Since we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. If it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any chance of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard disks. ZFS is the only file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are not able to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.