Data corruption is the damage of info due to various software or hardware problems. When a file is damaged, it will no longer work properly, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file shall be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting damaged without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as problems are more likely to happen on larger hard disk drives where large volumes of info are located. In case a drive is part of a RAID and the data on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it's very likely that the bad file will be treated as an undamaged one and will be duplicated on all drives, making the damage permanent. A huge number of the file systems that run on web servers nowadays often are not able to identify corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in every cloud hosting account which is created on our cloud platform as 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 each file. We shall store your information on a number of SSD drives that function in a RAID, so the same files will exist on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy copy from another drive from the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is easy for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated 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 information.

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 make use of the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to verify the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be stored on several redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all drives. All copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, so if it registers a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will substitute that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's a sudden 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 failure, prolonging the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.