Data corruption is the damage of info due to various software or hardware fails. When a file is damaged, it will no longer work correctly, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file could be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting damaged without any identification by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as fails are very likely to occur on larger in size hard disk drives where vast volumes of info are kept. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the info on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the damaged file will be treated as a regular one and it will be copied on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems which run on web servers these days often are unable to identify corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new cloud website hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud platform. Most of the hosting service providers, including our company, use multiple hard disks 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 becomes corrupted for whatever reason, yet, it is likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since alternative file systems do not have special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. In case a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the damaged copy will be substituted with a good one from another disk drive. Because this happens instantly, there is no risk for any of your files to ever be corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't need to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server solutions since the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all files are undamaged at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is given to each and every file kept on a server. Since 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 has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any possibility of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the other hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system you can find that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that cannot identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.