Data corruption is the damage of info because of various hardware or software failures. When a file gets damaged, it will no longer work as it should, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file can be partially or completely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an administrator, which makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as failures are very likely to occur on larger hard drives where vast volumes of info are stored. When a drive is part of a RAID and the info on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the bad file will be treated as a good one and will be duplicated on all the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems which operate on web servers these days often are not able to detect corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in each shared web hosting account which is made on our cloud platform since we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avert silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each file. We will store your info on multiple SSD drives which function 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 drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged copy from another drive within the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it's easy for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you will not have to worry about the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not need to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages since the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all the files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file stored on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on multiple 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. In case 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 possibility of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the only file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that cannot identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.