Data corruption is the damage of info because of various software or hardware failures. When a file is damaged, it will no longer work correctly, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file could be partially or completely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for web hosting servers as problems are very likely to occur on larger hard drives where considerable volumes of info are placed. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the bad file will be treated as a good one and will be duplicated on all of the drives, making the damage permanent. Lots of the file systems which operate on web servers today often are not able to recognize corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in every cloud website hosting account that is created on our cloud platform since we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your info on a large number of SSD drives which work in a RAID, so the same files will be accessible on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged copy from some other drive within the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is possible for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you will not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues if you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages as the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all the files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is allotted to each and every file stored on a server. Because we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all 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 should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system out there which uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.