Data corruption is the damage of info due to various hardware or software problems. After a file gets corrupted, it will no longer work properly, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file could be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for website hosting servers as failures are much more likely to happen on larger hard drives where vast volumes of information are stored. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the info on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as a healthy one and will be duplicated on all drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems that operate on web servers today often are unable to find corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in each cloud hosting account which is created on our cloud platform as we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each and every file. We will store your information on a number of SSD drives that work in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be available on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged copy from some other drive within the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's possible for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you will not have to worry about the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not need to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues in case you get one of our semi-dedicated server solutions since the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file kept on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file uses 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. In the event that 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 possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the other drives. ZFS is the sole file system out there which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.