Data corruption is the damage of data caused by various hardware or software problems. Once a file gets corrupted, it will no longer function accurately, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file shall be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive 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, that makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as problems are more likely to happen on larger hard disk drives where substantial volumes of information are located. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the info on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the damaged file will be treated as a good one and it will be copied on all the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems that operate on web servers nowadays often are not able to locate corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared hosting account from our company, you do not have to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can ensure that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform employs the reliable ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All the data that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of NVMes. All file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with this type of a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file will not be corrupted. This could occur during the writing process on any drive and after that a bad copy can be copied on all other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all of the drives live and if a corrupted file is located, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. That way, your info will remain undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't need to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages because the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all of your files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file stored on a server. As we store all content on a number of 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 right away. In the event that 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 without delay, avoiding any chance of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other hard drives. ZFS is the only file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems that are not able to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.