The process of files getting damaged resulting from some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems that hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more information is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. You will find a couple of fail-safes, but often the info gets damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators detect a thing. Because of this, a damaged file will be handled as a good one and if the HDD is part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get worse. When a file gets corrupted, it will be partially or completely unreadable, therefore a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random combination of colors if it opens at all and an archive shall be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most frequently used server file systems have various checks, they frequently fail to find some problem early enough or require a long amount of time in order to check all files and the server will not be functional in the meantime.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting
We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in each and every web hosting
account that is created on our cloud platform as we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to prevent silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for each and every file. We'll store your information on multiple SSD drives which work in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be available on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged copy from another drive in the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it's easy for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you will not have to worry about the integrity of your information.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You won't need to deal with any silent data corruption issues if you buy one of our semi-dedicated server
plans as the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of your files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. As we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all of the 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 probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the other hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system you can find that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are not able to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.