Data corruption is the damage of info due to various hardware or software problems. The moment a file gets corrupted, it will no longer function properly, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file can be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any identification by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for web hosting servers as failures are very likely to occur on larger in size hard drives where substantial volumes of information are stored. If a drive is part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as an undamaged one and will be copied on all drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems that operate on web servers today often are not able to discover corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in each cloud web hosting account that is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to prevent silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your data on a large number of SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so identical files will exist on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file differs from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged version from some other drive in the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is possible for data to get silently corrupted and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you won't have to worry about the integrity of your information.

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 packages because the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all of the files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is given to each and every file saved on a server. As we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all 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 should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the other drives. ZFS is the only file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems which cannot identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.