Data corruption is the accidental modification of a file or the loss of information that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software malfunction, and for that reason, a file could become partially or completely corrupted, so it'll no longer function correctly as its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer display an actual image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etcetera. When such an issue occurs and it is not identified by the system or by an administrator, the data will be corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the information is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file will be reproduced on all the other drives and the damage will become permanent. A large number of popular file systems either don't offer real-time checks or do not have high quality ones that can detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common matter on hosting servers where large volumes of info are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in each website hosting account which is created on our cloud platform because we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your data on a large number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the same files will be available on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all of the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy version from a different drive in the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's easy for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives with time, but since that 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

You won't have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues should you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans because the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all of the files are undamaged at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is given to each and every file saved on a server. Because we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. In case 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 probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the other hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system you will find which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are not able to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.