Data corruption is the damage of data because of various software or hardware problems. The moment a file gets damaged, it will no longer work as it should, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file will be partially or completely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for hosting servers as failures are more likely to happen on larger in size hard disks where significant volumes of info are stored. If a drive is part of a RAID and the info on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the damaged file will be treated as a good one and it'll be duplicated on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems that operate on web servers nowadays often are not able to locate corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new shared website hosting account shall be ensured by the ZFS file system which we work with on our cloud platform. The vast majority of hosting suppliers, including our company, use multiple hard disk drives to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, the same information is synchronized between the drives at all times. If a file on a drive gets damaged for some reason, yet, it is more than likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since alternative file systems don't feature special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. In case a file gets damaged, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the damaged copy shall be swapped with a good one from a different hard disk. Due to the fact that this happens in real time, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't encounter any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned 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 of the 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 chance of the bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system out there that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.