The process of files getting damaged owing to some hardware or software failure is referred to as data corruption and this is among the main problems which web hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk is and the more data is filed on it, the much more likely it is for data to be corrupted. You will find various fail-safes, but often the info becomes damaged silently, so neither the file system, nor the admins detect anything. Thus, a corrupted file will be treated as a good one and if the HDD is a part of a RAID, that file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. In principle, this is for redundancy, but in practice the damage will be even worse. When a file gets corrupted, it will be partly or completely 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 sacrificing your content. Although the most well-known server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to detect some problem early enough or require a vast period of time to check all of the files and the web server will not be functional for the time being.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from our firm, you will not have to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform uses the outstanding ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. Any info that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous SSDs. All file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this kind of a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file won't get corrupted. This may happen at the time of the writing process on each drive and then a corrupted copy may be copied on all other drives. What is different on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all the drives live and when a corrupted file is discovered, it is replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. In this way, your information will remain undamaged no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be shielded from silent data corruption because all of our storage servers work with the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to ensure the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be placed on several redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same across all disks. All copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, and if it identifies a mismatch, which will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will substitute that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's an unforeseen blackout, the data on the servers will not become corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some failure, prolonging the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.