Data corruption is the damage of information caused by various hardware or software failures. When a file is damaged, it will no longer function accurately, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file will be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting damaged without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a serious problem for web hosting servers as problems are much more likely to happen on larger in size hard disk drives where large volumes of info are stored. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the data on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it's very likely that the damaged file will be treated as a standard one and will be copied on all of the drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems which run on web servers today often cannot recognize corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new web hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud platform. Most web hosting suppliers, including our firm, use multiple hard drives to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, exactly the same information is synchronized between the drives at all times. When a file on a drive becomes corrupted for whatever reason, yet, it's very likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives since other file systems do not offer special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. If a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the bad copy shall be substituted with a good one from another hard disk drive. Due to the fact that this happens right away, there is no risk for any of your files to ever get damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't encounter any silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you buy 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 guarantee that all files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. Due to the fact that 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 right away. If it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the only file system you will find that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are not able to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.