Data corruption is the damage of data because of various hardware or software failures. When a file gets corrupted, it will no longer work correctly, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file can be partially or completely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting damaged without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as failures are much more likely to occur on larger in size hard drives where substantial volumes of information are located. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the info on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is likely that the damaged file will be treated as a healthy one and it will be duplicated on all drives, making the harm permanent. Lots of the file systems that run on web servers today often are not able to recognize corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared hosting account shall be ensured by the ZFS file system which we make use of on our cloud platform. The majority of hosting providers, including our company, use multiple HDDs to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, the same data is synchronized between the drives all the time. When a file on a drive gets damaged for some reason, however, it's more than likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives as alternative file systems do not include special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. If a file gets damaged, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the damaged copy will be substituted with a good one from a different disk drive. Because this happens immediately, 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 have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues in case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages as the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all of your files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is allotted to each and every file stored on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. If 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 possibility of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the only file system you will find that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are not able to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.