Data corruption is the accidental modification of a file or the losing of information that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software fail, and as a result, a file may become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer function correctly since its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer show an authentic image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, and so on. If this kind of an issue occurs and it's not found by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive that is part of a RAID array where the data is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file will be reproduced on all of the other drives and the harm will be long term. Many widely used file systems either do not have real-time checks or do not have high quality ones that can detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common issue on hosting servers where huge amounts of data are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in every single website hosting account that is created on our cloud platform since we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We shall store your info on multiple SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the same files will be present on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged version from another drive within the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's easy for data to be silently damaged and the bad file to be duplicated 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 Servers

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will not need to worry about silent data corruption because we use ZFS - an advanced file system that keeps track of all the files in real time. Whenever you upload a file to your web hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. This file will be synchronized between a couple of SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all copies on the different drives and when it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This happens right away, so there will be no risk for any part of your content at any moment. In contrast, all of the other file systems perform checks after a system failure, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums that ZFS uses, they cannot detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy can be replicated on the rest of the disks as well and you could lose precious information. As this isn't the case with ZFS, we guarantee the integrity of each file you upload no matter what.