Data corruption is the accidental modification of a file or the losing of information which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software fail, and due to this fact, a file could become partially or entirely corrupted, so it will no longer function correctly since its bits shall be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for example, will no longer display an authentic image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, and so on. When this kind of a problem occurs and it isn't identified by the system or by an administrator, the data will be corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive which is a part of a RAID array where the information is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file will be duplicated on all other drives and the harm will become permanent. A large number of frequently used file systems either do not feature 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 very common issue on hosting servers where huge volumes of information are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the information uploaded in every single shared web hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform due to the fact that we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your information on a number of SSD drives that function in a RAID, so the exact same files will be available on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged copy from another drive inside the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it is possible for data to be silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you will not have to worry about the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption as all of our storage servers make use of the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to verify the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be placed on several redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all disks. All the copies of a specific file will feature the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, and if it detects a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll replace that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is an unexpected blackout, the data on the servers won't get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some malfunction, lengthening the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.