Data corruption is the damage of info caused by various software or hardware fails. After a file gets corrupted, it will no longer function correctly, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file will be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting harmed without any identification by the system or an administrator, which makes it a significant problem for web hosting servers as fails are much more likely to occur on bigger hard drives where vast volumes of information are stored. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is likely that the damaged file will be treated as a good one and it'll be duplicated on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems that run on web servers today often cannot detect corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new website hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we use on our cloud platform. Most of the hosting service providers, like our firm, use multiple HDDs to store content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, the exact same data is synchronized between the drives all of the time. If a file on a drive is damaged for whatever reason, however, it is very likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives because other file systems do not offer special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each file. If a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the damaged copy shall be swapped with a good one from another disk drive. Since this happens in real time, there is no risk for any of your files to ever get damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not encounter any silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages as the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all of your files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file stored on a server. As we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. In case it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the only file system available on the market which uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems that cannot identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.