Data corruption is the accidental transformation of a file or the loss of info that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software malfunction, and consequently, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it will no longer work as it should because its bits will be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer display an accurate image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, etcetera. When such an issue occurs and it's not found by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and in case this happens on a disk drive that is part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file shall be replicated on all the other drives and the damage will become permanent. Many commonly used file systems either don't feature 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 rather common problem on web hosting servers where large amounts of data are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in every shared website hosting account that is generated on our cloud platform as we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your data on a number of SSD drives that work in a RAID, so the same files will exist on several places concurrently. 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 should be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from some other drive inside the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's easy for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you will not have to worry about the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption since all our storage servers work with the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to verify the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be placed on several redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same across all disks. All of the copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies right away, and if it detects a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll substitute that file with a healthy copy from one of the other disks. Even if there is a sudden power failure, the data on the servers won't get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform following some malfunction, lengthening the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.