Data corruption is the unintended change of a file or the losing of information that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software failure, and because of this, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer work properly because its bits will be scrambled or missing. An image file, for example, will no longer display an authentic image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, etcetera. In case this kind of a problem appears and it is not found by the system or by an admin, the data will be corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive which is a part of a RAID array where the information is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be copied on all the other drives and the damage will become permanent. Numerous frequently used file systems either do not have real-time checks or do not have good ones that will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common matter on internet hosting servers where huge amounts of info are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new cloud web hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we work with on our cloud platform. The majority of web hosting providers, including our company, use multiple hard drives to keep content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, exactly the same info is synchronized between the drives at all times. When a file on a drive gets damaged for whatever reason, however, it's likely that it will be copied on the other drives because alternative file systems don't include special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. In case a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the damaged copy shall be substituted with a good one from another disk drive. Because this happens right away, there is no risk for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You won't need to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans as the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all of the files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file kept on a server. Because we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. When 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 chance of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard disks. ZFS is the only file system you will find which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are unable to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.