Data corruption is the damage of information caused by various software or hardware problems. The moment a file gets damaged, it will no longer function accurately, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file will be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an administrator, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as fails are much more likely to happen on bigger hard disk drives where considerable volumes of info are stored. When a drive is part of a RAID and the data on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the damaged file will be treated as a good one and it'll be copied on all of the drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems that run on web servers these days often are unable to identify 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 Website Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new website hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system which we take advantage of on our cloud platform. The vast majority of hosting service providers, including our company, use multiple hard disks to store content and because the drives work in a RAID, identical info is synchronized between the drives all the time. When a file on a drive becomes damaged for whatever reason, yet, it's more than likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since alternative file systems don't feature special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. If a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the damaged copy will be swapped with a good one from another hard drive. As this happens right away, there's no risk for any of your files to ever get damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not encounter any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all the files are undamaged at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned 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 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 without delay, avoiding any probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the rest of the drives. ZFS is the only file system available on the market which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.