Data corruption is the unintentional transformation of a file or the losing of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software fail, and as a consequence, a file can become partially or fully corrupted, so it will no longer work as it should since its bits will be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer display an accurate image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, and so on. When this kind of a problem appears and it is not recognized by the system or by an admin, the data will become corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the info is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file will be reproduced on all the other drives and the damage will be long term. Many widely used file systems either don't offer real-time checks or do not have good ones which can detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common problem on hosting servers where huge amounts of data are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in any cloud hosting account which is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for each and every file. We will store your data on multiple SSD drives that function in a RAID, so the very same files will be present 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 should be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from another drive in the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is possible for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

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 advanced ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to guarantee the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be placed on a couple of redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same across all disk drives. All copies of a given file will feature the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies right away, so if it finds a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll swap that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's an unforeseen power loss, the data on the servers will not become corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some malfunction, extending the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.