Data corruption is the unintended modification of a file or the losing of information that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software fail, and due to this fact, a file could become partially or completely corrupted, so it'll no longer work properly because its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for example, will no longer display a real image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, etcetera. If this kind of an issue occurs and it is not noticed by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that's part of a RAID array where the information is synced between various drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all of the other drives and the harm will be long term. Numerous frequently used file systems either don't have real-time checks or don't have good ones which will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common issue on hosting servers where large volumes of information are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in each cloud website hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform since we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption using a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your data on a large number of SSD drives which operate in a RAID, so the exact same files will be available on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all of the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from some other drive from the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's possible for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you won't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption since all of our storage servers use the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to ensure the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be kept on a couple of redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all disks. All copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates quickly, so if it finds a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will swap that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there is 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 which other file systems perform following some failure, extending the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the sole file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.