Data corruption is the damage of information due to various software or hardware fails. After a file is corrupted, it will no longer work as it should, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file can be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting harmed without any identification by the system or an admin, which makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as fails are very likely to happen on larger hard disks where large volumes of info are kept. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the bad file will be treated as a healthy one and will be copied on all the drives, making the damage permanent. A huge number of the file systems which operate on web servers these days often cannot find corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new web hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we take advantage of on our cloud platform. Most of the hosting suppliers, including our company, use multiple hard disk drives to store content and because the drives work in a RAID, the exact same data is synchronized between the drives all of the time. When a file on a drive becomes corrupted for some reason, however, it is likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since alternative file systems don't offer special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. If a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, so the damaged copy will be replaced with a good one from a different disk drive. Because this happens instantly, there's no risk for any of your files to ever get damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't need to deal with any silent data corruption issues if you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans as the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all of the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file saved on a server. Because we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. 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 probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the rest of the drives. ZFS is the only file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.