Data corruption is the damage of information because of various hardware or software problems. Once a file is corrupted, it will no longer work correctly, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file could be partially or completely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting damaged without any identification by the system or an administrator, which makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as fails are more likely to happen on larger hard disks where substantial volumes of info are kept. When a drive is part of a RAID and the data on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the damaged file will be treated as a regular one and it will be duplicated on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. Lots of the file systems that run on web servers nowadays often are unable to locate corrupted files instantly or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new shared hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud platform. Most of the internet hosting providers, like our company, use multiple hard disks to store content and because the drives work in a RAID, identical info is synchronized between the drives at all times. In case a file on a drive is damaged for whatever reason, yet, it is likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives since other file systems do not include special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. In the event that a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the bad copy shall be swapped with a good one from another drive. Since this happens right away, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be protected against silent data corruption since all of our storage servers work with the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to ensure the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be placed on several redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all drives. All of the copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, so if it finds a mismatch, which will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's a sudden power loss, the data on the servers will not be corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some breakdown, extending the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the sole file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.