Data corruption is the accidental modification of a file or the losing of info which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software fail, and for that reason, a file could become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer function as it should because its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for example, will no longer show a real image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, etc. If such an issue appears and it's not found by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and in case this happens on a disk drive which is a part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file will be reproduced on all the other drives and the damage will be permanent. A large number of commonly used file systems either do not offer real-time checks or don't have high quality ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common matter on internet hosting servers where huge amounts of information are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in every cloud hosting account that is made on our cloud platform as we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to avert silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your data on a large number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so identical files will be accessible on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged version from a different drive in the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's possible for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to worry about the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption because all our storage servers make use of the advanced ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to ensure the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be stored on a couple of redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all disks. All copies of a specific file will feature the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, and if it identifies a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll substitute that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's a sudden power loss, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some failure, lengthening 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.