The process of files getting damaged owing to some hardware or software failure is called data corruption and this is one of the main problems that web hosting companies face since the larger a hard drive is and the more info is filed on it, the much more likely it is for data to get corrupted. There're different fail-safes, still often the information becomes damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the administrators see a thing. Because of this, a damaged file will be handled as a regular one and if the hard disk drive is a part of a RAID, the file will be copied on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will get worse. The moment a file gets corrupted, it will be partly or entirely unreadable, therefore a text file will not be readable, an image file will show a random mix of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk sacrificing your content. Although the most well-known server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to detect a problem early enough or require a vast time period to check all of the files and the server will not be functional in the meantime.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in each and every cloud hosting account that is generated on our cloud platform due to the fact that we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each and every file. We'll store your data on multiple SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be available on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged version from a different drive from the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's possible for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you won't have to worry about the integrity of your data.