Data corruption is the damage of info because of various software or hardware problems. After a file is damaged, it will no longer function accurately, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file can be partially or completely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting harmed without any identification by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as fails are much more likely to occur on larger in size hard disks where considerable volumes of info are located. In case a drive is part of a RAID and the data on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the damaged file will be treated as a healthy one and will be duplicated on all the drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems which run on web servers these days often are unable to discover corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account with our firm, you will not have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can ensure that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform employs the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All of the info that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on multiple SSDs. All the file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with this kind of a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file won't be corrupted. This can occur throughout the writing process on each drive and then a damaged copy can be copied on all other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all the drives instantly and in the event that a corrupted file is discovered, it is replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. This way, your information will continue to be undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not encounter any silent data corruption issues in case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions since the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all the 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. Due to the fact that we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all the 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 should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the sole file system available on the market which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are not able to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.