Data corruption is the damage of information because of various software or hardware fails. After a file is damaged, it will no longer work as it should, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file shall be partially or completely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and 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 serious problem for hosting servers as problems are very likely to happen on larger in size hard drives where substantial volumes of info are kept. If a drive is part of a RAID and the info on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is likely that the damaged file will be treated as a regular one and will be duplicated on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems that operate on web servers today often are unable to locate corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in each cloud hosting account that is created on our cloud platform as we use 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 and every file. We'll store your info on a large number of SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be available on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy version from a different drive from the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to worry about the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We've avoided any risk of files getting corrupted silently since the servers where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created work with a powerful file system named ZFS. Its main advantage over various other file systems is that it uses a unique checksum for each and every file - a digital fingerprint that's checked in real time. Since we save all content on numerous SSD drives, ZFS checks if the fingerprint of a file on one drive matches the one on the rest of the drives and the one it has stored. If there is a mismatch, the bad copy is replaced with a healthy one from one of the other drives and since it happens instantly, there is no chance that a damaged copy can remain on our servers or that it could be duplicated to the other drives in the RAID. None of the other file systems work with this kind of checks and in addition, even during a file system check after a sudden power failure, none of them will identify silently corrupted files. In comparison, ZFS doesn't crash after a blackout and the continual checksum monitoring makes a lenghty file system check obsolete.