Data corruption is the unintentional change of a file or the loss of info which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software malfunction, and due to this fact, a file may become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer work properly since its bits will be scrambled or lost. An image file, for example, will no longer display a true image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etcetera. In the event that this kind of an issue occurs and it isn't identified by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that is part of a RAID array where the information is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be copied on all the other drives and the damage will be permanent. Numerous frequently used file systems either don't offer real-time checks or don't have good ones which will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common matter on hosting servers where large volumes of data are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in any hosting account that is created on our cloud platform as we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your data on multiple SSD drives which function in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be present on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from another drive inside the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's possible for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not experience any silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server solutions as the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file stored on a server. Due to the fact that 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 right away. In case 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 right away, avoiding any chance of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the only file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are not able to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.