Data corruption is the damage of info caused by various hardware or software problems. When a file is damaged, it will no longer function properly, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file could be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an administrator, that makes it a serious problem for website hosting servers as failures are very likely to occur on larger in size hard drives where significant volumes of information are placed. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it is likely that the damaged file will be treated as an ordinary one and it'll be copied on all the drives, making the damage permanent. Lots of the file systems that operate on web servers nowadays often are not able to find corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we work with on our cloud platform. Most internet hosting providers, like our company, use multiple hard drives to store content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, the exact same information is synchronized between the drives at all times. When a file on a drive becomes damaged for reasons unknown, yet, it's more than likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives because other file systems do not offer special checks for this. Unlike them, ZFS employs a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. In the event that a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the bad copy will be swapped with a good one from a different hard disk. As this happens instantly, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not encounter any silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions because the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all the files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file saved on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. If it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard disks. ZFS is the only file system you will find which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.