Data corruption is the damage of info due to various hardware or software fails. After a file gets damaged, it will no longer function correctly, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file shall be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting damaged without any identification by the system or an admin, which makes it a significant problem for web hosting servers as fails are more likely to occur on larger hard disk drives where significant volumes of info are stored. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the info on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it's more than likely that the bad file will be treated as a good one and it will be duplicated on all the drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems that operate on web servers today often are unable to find corrupted files instantly or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in each and every shared hosting account that is made on our cloud platform because we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your data on a large number of SSD drives which work in a RAID, so the exact same files will be available on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged copy from another drive from the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is easy for data to be 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 won't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't encounter any kind of silent data corruption issues if you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans because the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to guarantee that all of your files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is given to each and every file saved on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. In case 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 damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the only file system on the market that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems that are not able to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.