Data corruption is the unintended modification of a file or the losing of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software malfunction, and because of this, a file may become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer function correctly since its bits will be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for instance, will no longer present a true image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, and so on. In case this kind of an issue appears and it isn't identified by the system or by an admin, the data will be corrupted silently and if this happens on a disk drive that is a part of a RAID array where the data is synced between different drives, the corrupted file will be copied on all of the other drives and the harm will be long term. A number of frequently used file systems either don't feature real-time checks or do not have high quality ones which will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common issue on hosting servers where substantial amounts of data are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in any web hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform due to the fact that we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your info on a number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the very same files will be available on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy copy from another drive from the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's possible for data to get silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you won't have to worry about the integrity of your info.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not have to deal with any silent data corruption issues if you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans as the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of your files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file kept on a server. Because we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all the 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 without delay, avoiding any possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the sole file system you can find that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.