Data corruption is the damage of info caused by various hardware or software fails. After a file gets damaged, it will no longer function correctly, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file shall be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting harmed without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a serious problem for hosting servers as fails are very likely to occur on larger hard drives where substantial volumes of information are kept. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the info on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's very likely that the bad file will be treated as an ordinary one and it will be copied on all of the drives, making the damage permanent. Lots of the file systems that run on web servers today often are unable to identify corrupted files instantly or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in each and every hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform as we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each and every file. We'll store your info on a large number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the same files will exist on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged version from a different drive in the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it is possible for data to be silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you will not have to worry about the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't have to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages as the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all of the files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file kept on a server. As we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all 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 has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any chance of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the only file system out there which uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.