Data corruption is the damage of info due to various hardware or software problems. When a file is corrupted, it will no longer work properly, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file will be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an administrator, which makes it a significant problem for web hosting servers as problems are very likely to happen on larger hard drives where significant volumes of information are stored. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as a good one and it'll be copied on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. Lots of the file systems which operate on web servers today often cannot recognize corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new shared hosting account shall be ensured by the ZFS file system which we work with on our cloud platform. Most of the web hosting providers, like our company, use multiple HDDs to keep content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, the same data is synchronized between the drives all of the time. In case a file on a drive is damaged for reasons unknown, yet, it is very likely that it will be copied on the other drives as alternative file systems don't include special checks for this. Unlike them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. If a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the damaged copy shall be replaced with a good one from a different disk drive. Because this happens immediately, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions because the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure 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 kept on a server. As we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, the same file uses 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 the event that 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 bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the drives. ZFS is the only file system you will find that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are not able to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.