Data corruption is the damage of data because of various software or hardware failures. When a file is corrupted, it will no longer work accurately, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file will be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for hosting servers as fails are much more likely to happen on larger hard disks where vast volumes of information are placed. In case a drive is part of a RAID and the information on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the damaged file will be treated as a standard one and it'll be copied on all drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems which operate on web servers these days often are unable to identify corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared web hosting account from our firm, you won't have to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform uses the outstanding ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. All of the data that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous SSDs. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this kind of a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file won't be corrupted. This could happen at the time of the writing process on each drive and after that a corrupted copy may be copied on the rest of the drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all drives immediately and in the event that a corrupted file is identified, it is swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. In this way, your information will stay unharmed 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 shielded from silent data corruption since all of our storage servers make use of the effective ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to ensure the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be placed on a couple of redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all drives. All of the copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, and if it identifies a mismatch, which will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll swap that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's a sudden blackout, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform following some breakdown, prolonging the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the only file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.