Data corruption is the damage of info caused by various software or hardware fails. After a file is damaged, it will no longer function accurately, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file could be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting damaged without any identification by the system or an administrator, which makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as failures are much more likely to occur on bigger hard drives where large volumes of information are kept. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the bad file will be treated as a regular one and it will be duplicated on all drives, making the damage permanent. Lots of the file systems that run on web servers these days often are unable to find corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server isn't functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the information uploaded in any shared website hosting account that is created on our cloud platform since we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your information on multiple SSD drives that work in a RAID, so the very same files will be present on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged copy from another drive inside the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it's possible for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be protected against silent data corruption since all of our storage servers work with the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to guarantee the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be stored on a couple of redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all disk drives. All of the copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies in real time, and if it detects a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll swap that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there is an unexpected power failure, the data on the servers will not become corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some malfunction, lengthening the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the only file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.