Data corruption is the accidental change of a file or the loss of information which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software failure, and due to this fact, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer work correctly since its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for example, will no longer present a true image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etcetera. If such an issue occurs and it's not found by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and in case this happens on a disk drive that's part of a RAID array where the information is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all the other drives and the damage will become permanent. Many popular file systems either don't feature real-time checks or do not have high quality ones that will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common problem on internet hosting servers where large amounts of data are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in each and every website hosting account that is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption using a unique checksum for each and every file. We will store your info on multiple SSD drives that function in a RAID, so the very same files will be accessible on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy copy from some other drive within the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to worry about the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, you won't have to worry about silent data corruption since we use ZFS - a high level file system that monitors all the files in real time. Whenever you upload a file to your hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. The file will be synced between several SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all copies on the different drives and if it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This happens immediately, 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 don't use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they are unable to detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy can be replicated on the other drives as well and you can lose crucial information. Since this isn't the case with ZFS, we can warrant the integrity of each file you upload no matter what.