Data corruption is the damage of data because of various software or hardware fails. When a file is damaged, it will no longer work as it should, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file shall be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as problems are more likely to occur on bigger hard drives where significant volumes of information are placed. In case a drive is part of a RAID and the information on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it's more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as an undamaged one and will be duplicated on all drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems that operate on web servers today often are not able to locate corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in every shared hosting account which is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your data on a number of NVMe drives which function in a RAID, so identical files will be accessible on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy copy from a different drive within the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it is easy for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you will not have to worry about the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption since all our storage servers employ the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to guarantee the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be stored on several redundant drives being employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all drives. All of the copies of a specific file will feature the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies right away, and if it finds a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll replace that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's an unexpected power loss, the data on the servers won't be corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some malfunction, prolonging 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.