Data corruption is the accidental transformation of a file or the loss of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software malfunction, and due to this fact, a file may become partially or entirely corrupted, so it will no longer work correctly as its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for example, will no longer show an actual image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, etcetera. When this kind of an issue occurs and it isn't found by the system or by an administrator, the data will be corrupted silently and if this happens on a disk drive that is part of a RAID array where the information is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be copied on all of the other drives and the damage will become permanent. A large number of widespread file systems either don't feature 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 rather common problem on web hosting servers where substantial amounts of information are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in any website hosting account which is made on our cloud platform since we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to prevent silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your data on a large number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the very same files will be available on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the 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 swaps that file with a healthy version from a different drive within the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is easy for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you will not have to worry about the integrity of your data.

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You won't have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all of the files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file kept on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. In case it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any probability of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the only file system out there which uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems which are not able to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.