Data corruption is the accidental modification of a file or the loss of info which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software fail, and consequently, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer work as it should since its bits will be scrambled or missing. An image file, for example, will no longer display an accurate image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, and so on. In case this kind of a problem appears and it's not noticed by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive that's a part of a RAID array where the info is synced between different drives, the corrupted file shall be reproduced on all the other drives and the damage will be long term. A large number of popular file systems either do not feature real-time checks or don't have good ones which can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common problem on hosting servers where huge volumes of info are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new web hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we make use of on our cloud platform. Most of the hosting service providers, including our firm, use multiple hard disk drives to store content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, the exact same data is synchronized between the drives all of the time. When a file on a drive is corrupted for whatever reason, yet, it's likely that it will be copied on the other drives as alternative file systems don't have special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. In the event that a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the damaged copy shall be swapped with a good one from a different hard disk. As this happens immediately, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not encounter any silent data corruption issues in case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all the files are intact all the time. 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 uses the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. In the event that it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the rest of the drives. ZFS is the sole file system you can get which uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are not able to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.