Data corruption is the damage of information because of various hardware or software fails. After a file is damaged, it will no longer work as it should, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file will be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an administrator, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as fails are more likely to happen on bigger hard drives where vast volumes of info are placed. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the data on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the damaged file will be treated as a good one and it'll be copied on all the drives, making the damage permanent. A huge number of the file systems which run on web servers today often are unable to detect corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in every shared hosting account which is created on our cloud platform since we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption through a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your data on multiple SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the very same files will be present on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy version 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 with time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you will not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't encounter any silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions as the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file kept on a server. As 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 right away. When 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 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 can get that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which cannot detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.