Data corruption is the unintentional modification of a file or the losing of info that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software failure, and as a result, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it will no longer work correctly because its bits will be scrambled or missing. An image file, for example, will no longer display an authentic image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, etcetera. If such a problem appears and it is not recognized by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the info is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file will be reproduced on all other drives and the harm will be permanent. A large number of widely used file systems either don't offer real-time checks or do not have good ones which will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common matter on web hosting servers where large volumes of data are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new website hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud platform. Most hosting suppliers, like our company, use multiple HDDs to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, the exact same information is synchronized between the drives all the time. When a file on a drive gets corrupted for whatever reason, yet, it's very likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives because alternative file systems do not offer special checks for this. Unlike them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. In case a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the damaged copy will be swapped with a good one from a different hard disk. Because this happens immediately, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be protected against silent data corruption since all our storage servers make use of the reliable ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to ensure the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it will be saved on several redundant drives being employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disk drives. All the copies of a given file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies in real time, so if it detects a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will substitute that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's a sudden blackout, 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 after some malfunction, lengthening the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the sole file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.