Data corruption is the damage of info caused by various software or hardware problems. The moment a file gets corrupted, it will no longer function accurately, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file can 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 damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an administrator, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as fails are very likely to occur on larger in size hard disk drives where large volumes of information are located. In case a drive is part of a RAID and the info on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it is more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as an undamaged one and it will be copied on all drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems which run on web servers nowadays often cannot recognize corrupted files instantly or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server isn't functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new cloud website hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we take advantage of on our cloud platform. Most of the web hosting providers, including our company, use multiple hard drives to store content and because the drives work in a RAID, identical info is synchronized between the drives at all times. When a file on a drive becomes corrupted for whatever reason, yet, it's very likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives because alternative file systems do not offer special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each file. In the event that a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the damaged copy shall be replaced with a good one from a different hard disk. Since this happens instantly, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, you won't have to worry about silent data corruption since we use ZFS - a high level file system that checks all the files in real time. Each time you upload a file to your website hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. That file will be synchronized between several SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all the copies on the different drives and if it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This is done instantly, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any time. In contrast, alternative file systems carry out checks after a system malfunction, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they can't detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy may be replicated on the remaining disks as well and you could lose crucial data. Since this isn't the case with ZFS, we can guarantee the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.