Data corruption is the damage of data because of various software or hardware fails. After a file gets corrupted, it will no longer work accurately, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file will be partially or completely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as fails are much more likely to happen on larger in size hard disk drives where large volumes of information are stored. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the damaged file will be treated as an ordinary one and will be duplicated on all drives, making the damage permanent. Lots of the file systems which run on web servers today often cannot recognize corrupted files instantly or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server isn't functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared web hosting account with our firm, you don't have to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can ensure that as our cloud hosting platform uses the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All info that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of NVMes. All file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using such a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file won't be corrupted. This could happen throughout the writing process on each drive and after that a damaged copy may be copied on all other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all drives instantly and in case a corrupted file is identified, it's replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. That way, your data will remain undamaged no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption as all our storage servers work with the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to ensure the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be placed on a couple of redundant drives being employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disks. All the copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies right away, and if it detects a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll substitute that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is an unforeseen power failure, the data on the servers will not be corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some failure, extending the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.