Data corruption is the unintended change of a file or the losing of info which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software malfunction, and because of this, a file may become partially or fully corrupted, so it will no longer work as it should because its bits will be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for example, will no longer show an accurate image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, etc. In case such a problem appears and it's not recognized by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and when this happens on a disk drive that is a part of a RAID array where the info is synced between different drives, the corrupted file will be reproduced on all the other drives and the harm will become permanent. A large number of popular file systems either don't offer real-time checks or don't have high quality ones which can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common matter on internet hosting servers where substantial volumes of data are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the info uploaded in each website hosting account which is made on our cloud platform since we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your info on a number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so identical files will be accessible on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from some other drive within the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it's possible for data to get silently corrupted and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't experience any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file kept on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, 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 right away. When 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 corrupted copy to be synchronized on the other hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system out there that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems that are unable to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.