Data corruption is the damage of info due to various software or hardware fails. After a file gets corrupted, 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 completely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open 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 serious problem for hosting servers as fails are more likely to happen on larger hard disks where substantial volumes of info are placed. If a drive is part of a RAID and the data on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as a healthy one and will be copied on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems that operate on web servers these days often cannot recognize 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

In case you host your sites in a shared hosting account from our firm, you do not need to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can ensure that because our cloud hosting platform works with the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All info that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous SSD drives. All of the file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using this type of a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not be corrupted. This can happen at the time of the writing process on any drive and afterwards a bad copy can be copied on all other drives. What is different on our platform is that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all of the drives right away and when a corrupted file is discovered, it is replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. This way, your information will remain undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not experience any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans because the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all of the files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is given to each and every file saved on a server. Because 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 in real time. 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 possibility of the bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system you can find that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that are not able to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.