The process of files being corrupted owing to some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to become corrupted. You'll find different fail-safes, still often the information becomes damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the administrators see anything. Because of this, a damaged file will be treated as a regular one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, that particular file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In principle, this is done for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. Once a given file gets corrupted, it will be partly or fully unreadable, so a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will show a random blend of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your site content. Although the most popular server file systems have various checks, they quite often fail to find some problem early enough or require an extensive amount of time to be able to check all of the files and the hosting server will not be functional for the time being.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with our firm, you won't need to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that since our cloud hosting platform employs the outstanding ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. All of the data that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many SSDs. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives using this kind of a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file won't get corrupted. This can happen at the time of the writing process on any drive and then a damaged copy may be copied on the other drives. What is different on our platform is that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all the drives live and if a corrupted file is identified, it is swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. By doing this, your info will stay unharmed no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You won't have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions as the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of the files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file kept on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. In the event that 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 without delay, avoiding any chance of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems that cannot identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.