Data corruption is the damage of data due to various software or hardware failures. The moment a file is corrupted, it will no longer work correctly, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file will be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as failures are very likely to happen on bigger hard disk drives where large volumes of information are located. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the damaged file will be treated as a standard one and it'll be duplicated on all drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems which run on web servers today often cannot find corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in every cloud hosting account that is created on our cloud platform due to the fact that we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your data on a large number of SSD drives which work in a RAID, so identical files will be accessible 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 differs from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy copy from a different drive from the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is easy for data to get silently corrupted and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you won't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't experience any kind of silent data corruption issues in case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of the files are undamaged at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file stored 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 drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. When 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 without delay, avoiding any probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard disks. ZFS is the only file system you can get that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems which cannot detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.