Data corruption is the damage of information because of various hardware or software problems. After a file is corrupted, it will no longer function correctly, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file can be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting damaged without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as problems are very likely to occur on larger in size hard disk drives where substantial volumes of information are placed. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the data on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the damaged file will be treated as an undamaged one and will be duplicated on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems that operate on web servers nowadays often are not able to recognize corrupted files instantly or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server isn't working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in every web hosting account that is made on our cloud platform since we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for each and every file. We shall store your information on multiple SSD drives that operate in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be present on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to 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 reproduced 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 information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will not have to be concerned about silent data corruption as we use ZFS - a high level file system which monitors all of the files in real time. Each time you upload a file to your website hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. That file will be synchronized between several SSD drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all the copies on the different drives and in case it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This happens in real time, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any time. In contrast, all of the other file systems execute checks after a system breakdown, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they will not detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy could be replicated on the rest of the drives as well and you could lose crucial data. Since this isn't the case with ZFS, we're able to guarantee the integrity of each file you upload no matter what.