The process of files being corrupted because of some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more info is kept on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You'll find several fail-safes, still often the data gets corrupted silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect anything. As a result, a corrupted file will be treated as a regular one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other drives. In theory, this is done for redundancy, but in practice the damage will get even worse. When a given file gets damaged, it will be partially or entirely unreadable, so a text file will not be readable, an image file will present a random combination of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your website content. Although the most frequently used server file systems have various checks, they are likely to fail to discover a problem early enough or require a long amount of time to be able to check all the files and the web hosting server will not be operational for the time being.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your websites in a shared website hosting
account with our firm, you will not have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform employs the outstanding ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All information that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of SSDs. Many file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with such a setup, but there is no real guarantee that a file will not be corrupted. This could happen at the time of the writing process on any drive and after that a damaged copy may be copied on all other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all the drives right away and in the event that a corrupted file is discovered, it's replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. In this way, your information will remain intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You won't experience any silent data corruption issues should you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting
packages because the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file stored on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all of 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 probability of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the only file system you can find which uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.