Data corruption is the damage of info due to various software or hardware fails. When a file is damaged, it will no longer function correctly, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file can 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 acknowledgement by the system or an admin, that makes it a serious problem for hosting servers as failures are very likely to happen on larger hard disks where substantial volumes of information are kept. When a drive is part of a RAID and the data on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as a standard one and it will be duplicated on all the drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems which run on web servers nowadays often cannot recognize corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server isn't working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account from our firm, you do not need to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that because our cloud hosting platform works with the outstanding ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. Any kind of data that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of SSD drives. Many file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives using this kind of a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file won't get corrupted. This may occur throughout the writing process on each drive and after that a bad copy may be copied on all other drives. What is different on our platform is the fact that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all of the drives live and if a corrupted file is identified, it's substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. This way, your data will continue to be intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will not experience any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server solutions due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all of your files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file stored on a server. Because 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 in real time. 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 bad copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system out there which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which cannot identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.