Data corruption is the damage of info because of various hardware or software problems. Once a file gets corrupted, it will no longer function as it should, so an application will not start or shall 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 information getting damaged without any identification by the system or an admin, which makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as problems are much more likely to occur on larger in size hard drives where considerable volumes of info are stored. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the damaged file will be treated as a standard one and it'll be copied on all drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems that operate on web servers nowadays often cannot recognize corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server isn't operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new cloud hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we take advantage of on our cloud platform. The vast majority of hosting suppliers, including our firm, use multiple HDDs to store content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, the same information is synchronized between the drives all the time. When a file on a drive is damaged for some reason, however, it's very likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives as alternative file systems do not offer special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS applies 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, therefore the bad copy shall be replaced with a good one from a different hard disk drive. Because this happens immediately, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever be damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption since all our storage servers make use of the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, to ensure the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be saved on a couple of redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disks. All copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies in real time, and if it detects a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will substitute that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there is an unexpected 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 following some breakdown, prolonging the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the only file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.