Data corruption is the damage of data due to various software or hardware failures. After a file gets corrupted, it will no longer function accurately, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file will be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting harmed without any identification by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for website hosting servers as problems are much more likely to occur on bigger hard disk drives where substantial volumes of information are located. 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 standard one and it'll be copied on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems that operate on web servers nowadays often are unable to find corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not functioning.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting
We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in every website hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned 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 info on multiple SSD drives that function in a RAID, so identical files will be available on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy version from another drive from the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it's possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you won't have to worry about the integrity of your data.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You won't encounter any silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server solutions as the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of your files are undamaged at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file saved on a server. As we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. In case it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any chance of the bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the hard disks. ZFS is the only file system you will find which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are not able to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.