Data corruption is the damage of info because of various hardware or software failures. The moment a file gets damaged, it will no longer function accurately, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file can be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting damaged without any identification by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as failures are more likely to occur on bigger hard drives where substantial volumes of info are stored. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the info on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as a regular one and it will be copied on all the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems which run on web servers nowadays often cannot detect corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in every single cloud web hosting account that is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption using a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your information on a large number of SSD drives that function in a RAID, so the exact same files will exist on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged copy from a different drive inside the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't need to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans as the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of your files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. As we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. When 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 right away, avoiding any probability of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.