Data corruption is the unintentional transformation of a file or the losing of information which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software fail, and as a result, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it will no longer work correctly because its bits will be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer display an authentic image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, etcetera. When such an issue occurs and it's not identified by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file will be replicated on all the other drives and the harm will be permanent. Numerous commonly used file systems either do not have real-time checks or do not have good ones that can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common problem on internet hosting servers where huge volumes of data are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in each shared website hosting account which is made on our cloud platform since we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your info on a large number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the very same files will exist on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy version from some other drive in the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is easy for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, you will not have to worry about silent data corruption because we use ZFS - an advanced file system which monitors all files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. That file will be synchronized between a couple of SSD drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all of the copies on the different drives and when it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from a different drive. This happens immediately, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any moment. In comparison, other file systems carry out checks after a system failure, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they cannot detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy could be replicated on the remaining drives as well and you could lose precious info. Since this is not the case with ZFS, we can warrant the integrity of every single file you upload no matter what.