Data corruption is the accidental change of a file or the loss of info which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software failure, and due to this fact, a file could become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer function properly since its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer show a real image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, etc. If such a problem occurs and it is not recognized by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive that's part of a RAID array where the data is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file will be replicated on all other drives and the damage will become permanent. Numerous frequently used file systems either do not have real-time checks or don't have good ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common problem on web hosting servers where large amounts of information are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account from our firm, you will not have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform employs the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. Any kind of info that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on multiple SSDs. All file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with such a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file won't get corrupted. This could happen during the writing process on each drive and afterwards a bad copy may be copied on the other drives. What is different on our platform is that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all the drives immediately and in case a corrupted file is found, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. In this way, your data will remain undamaged no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be protected against silent data corruption since all of our storage servers make use of the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, to guarantee the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be saved on a couple of redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all disks. All the copies of a given file will feature the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies in real time, so if it registers a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's a sudden blackout, the data on the servers won't become corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform following some failure, prolonging the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.