Data corruption is the unintentional change of a file or the losing of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software failure, and as a consequence, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it will no longer function as it should since its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for instance, will no longer present a real image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etcetera. In case such an issue appears and it is not found by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and when this happens on a disk drive that is a part of a RAID array where the data is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file will be replicated on all the other drives and the harm will become permanent. A large number of frequently used file systems either do not offer real-time checks or don't have high quality ones that will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common problem on web hosting servers where substantial amounts of information are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from our firm, you won't have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can ensure that as our cloud hosting platform employs the amazing ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. All of the information that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of SSD drives. All the file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this kind of a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not get corrupted. This could occur throughout the writing process on each drive and after that a corrupted copy may be copied on all other drives. What is different on our platform is the fact that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all drives in real time and in the event that a corrupted file is located, it's replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. That way, your information will stay undamaged 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 in case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all of the files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. If 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 possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the only file system out there that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.