Data corruption is the accidental change of a file or the losing of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software malfunction, and for that reason, a file could become partially or entirely corrupted, so it will no longer work properly because its bits will be scrambled or lost. An image file, for example, will no longer display a true image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etcetera. When such an issue appears and it's not found by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive which is part of a RAID array where the data is synchronized between various different drives, the corrupted file will be replicated on all the other drives and the harm will become permanent. A large number of widely used file systems either do not have real-time checks or don't have good ones that will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common problem on internet hosting servers where huge volumes of information are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in each and every cloud website hosting account which is generated 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 via a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your data on a number of SSD drives that work in a RAID, so the very same files will be present on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from a different drive within the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it is easy for data to get silently corrupted and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you won't have to worry about the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption as all our storage servers use the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, to verify the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be placed on a couple of redundant drives working in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all disks. All of the copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates in real time, so if it finds a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll swap that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's an unforeseen power failure, the data on the servers won't get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform following some breakdown, extending the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the sole file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.