Data corruption is the damage of data caused by various software or hardware problems. Once a file gets damaged, 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 will be impossible to open and 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 problems are more likely to happen on larger in size hard disks where vast volumes of information are kept. When a drive is part of a RAID and the info on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's very likely that the damaged file will be treated as a good one and will be copied on all drives, making the harm permanent. Lots of the file systems that run on web servers nowadays often cannot discover corrupted files instantly or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server isn't functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in each and every website hosting account that is generated on our cloud platform since we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your info on multiple SSD drives which work in a RAID, so the very same files will be present on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from some other drive from the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it's possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you will not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption as all our storage servers make use of the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to verify the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it will be saved on several redundant drives working in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all drives. All copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates quickly, and if it detects a mismatch, which will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll swap that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's a sudden power failure, the data on the servers won't become corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform following some failure, prolonging the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the sole file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.