Data corruption is the unintentional transformation of a file or the loss of info that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software fail, and as a consequence, a file could become partially or entirely corrupted, so it will no longer work properly as its bits shall be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for instance, will no longer show an accurate image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, etcetera. If this kind of an issue appears and it is not recognized by the system or by an admin, the data will become corrupted silently and when this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the info is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be reproduced on all other drives and the harm will be long term. Many commonly used file systems either don't have real-time checks or don't have good ones that can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common problem on hosting servers where huge volumes of data are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in every single cloud website hosting account that is made on our cloud platform since we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your info on a large number of SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so exactly the same files will exist on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged copy from some other drive in the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it is easy for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't have to deal with any silent data corruption issues in case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all the files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file kept on a server. Since we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, 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 in real time. In case 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 probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system out there which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which cannot detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.