No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting
The integrity of the data that you upload to your new shared web hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system that we make use of on our cloud platform. Most of the web hosting providers, including our company, use multiple HDDs to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, the same info is synchronized between the drives all of the time. If a file on a drive becomes damaged for whatever reason, yet, it is likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives since other file systems don't include special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. In the event that a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the bad copy shall be swapped with a good one from another hard disk. Because this happens in real time, there's no risk for any of your files to ever be corrupted.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account will be resistant to silent data corruption since all our storage servers use the reliable ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to ensure the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be stored on a couple of redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all disks. All copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, and if it finds a mismatch, which will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's an unexpected blackout, the data on the servers won't become corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some failure, extending the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.