Data corruption is the accidental modification of a file or the losing of information which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software malfunction, and because of this, a file could become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer function properly since its bits shall be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for instance, 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. In case this kind of a problem appears and it isn't found by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and when this happens on a drive which is a part of a RAID array where the info is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all other drives and the harm will be long term. A number of popular file systems either do not feature real-time checks or don't have high quality ones that can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common problem on web hosting servers where substantial volumes of data are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in each and every shared hosting account which is made on our cloud platform as we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption through a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your info on multiple SSD drives that work in a RAID, so the same files will be available on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all of the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy copy from a different drive within the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is easy for data to be silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you don't have to worry about the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not encounter any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans because the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all the files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file kept on a server. As we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all of 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 has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the sole file system on the market which uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are not able to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.