The process of files getting corrupted due to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that Internet hosting companies face because the larger a hard drive is and the more information is filed on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You'll find several fail-safes, but often the data is corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect a thing. Thus, a bad file will be treated as a standard one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other drives. Theoretically, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get even worse. When a given file gets damaged, it will be partly or fully unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will present a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your site content. Although the most widespread server file systems feature various checks, they often fail to discover some problem early enough or require an extensive period of time to check all the files and the hosting server will not be operational in the meantime.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting
We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in every single website hosting account which is made on our cloud platform since we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to prevent silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your data on multiple NVMe drives which operate in a RAID, so the exact same files will be present on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged copy from a different drive within the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is possible for data to be silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to worry about the integrity of your data.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will not have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all of your files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is given to each and every file saved on a server. As we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. In case 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 bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard drives. ZFS is the only file system you can find which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which cannot identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.