Data corruption is the unintentional modification of a file or the loss of info which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software fail, and consequently, a file can become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer work properly because its bits will be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for example, will no longer display a real image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etcetera. If such an issue appears and it isn't noticed by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the data is synced between various drives, the corrupted file will be reproduced on all of the other drives and the damage will be long term. A number of commonly used file systems either do not offer real-time checks or don't have high quality ones that can detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common issue on web hosting servers where large volumes of info are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in any cloud website hosting account that is generated on our cloud platform as we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to prevent silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each and every file. We'll store your info on multiple SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the very same files will be available on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy copy from another drive in the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is possible for data to get silently corrupted and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you don't 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 protected against silent data corruption as all our storage servers use the effective ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to verify the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be placed on a couple of redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all disk drives. All copies of a given file will feature the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies in real time, so if it registers a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will swap that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's an unforeseen power loss, the data on the servers won't become corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some breakdown, prolonging the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the sole file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.