Data corruption is the unintentional modification of a file or the loss of information that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software malfunction, and as a result, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer work as it should as its bits will be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for instance, will no longer present an accurate image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, etc. In case such an issue appears and it is not recognized by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and when this happens on a disk drive which is a part of a RAID array where the information is synchronized between various different drives, the corrupted file will be replicated on all of the other drives and the damage will become long term. Many widespread file systems either don't have real-time checks or do not have high quality ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common matter on web hosting servers where large volumes of data are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account from our firm, you will not need to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that as our cloud hosting platform employs the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All information that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on multiple SSDs. All file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives using this type of a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not get corrupted. This could happen during the writing process on each drive and after that a corrupted copy may be copied on all other drives. What is different on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all of the drives right away and in case a corrupted file is found, it's substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. In this way, your info will stay undamaged no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not experience any silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all of the files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file stored on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. 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 right away, avoiding any possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the other hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system out there that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that cannot detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.