Data corruption is the accidental modification of a file or the loss of information which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software failure, and as a result, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer function correctly as its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer display an accurate image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, and so on. When such an issue occurs and it's not identified by the system or by an admin, the data will become corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between different drives, the corrupted file shall be copied on all of the other drives and the harm will become long term. A number of widely used file systems either do not have real-time checks or don't have good ones which can detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common matter on web hosting servers where substantial amounts of information are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in each and every shared website hosting account that is created on our cloud platform as we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your info on a large number of SSD drives which operate in a RAID, so the very same files will be present on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from some other drive in the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's easy for data to get silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to worry about the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't experience any kind of silent data corruption issues if you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages as the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all of your files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file kept on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, 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 right away. If 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 probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the only file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.