Data corruption is the damage of data because of various hardware or software problems. The moment a file gets damaged, it will no longer function as it should, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file will be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an administrator, that makes it a serious problem for web hosting servers as fails are much more likely to occur on larger in size hard disk drives where considerable volumes of info are placed. When a drive is part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the damaged file will be treated as a regular one and it will be copied on all the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems that run on web servers today often are unable to locate corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the info uploaded in each hosting account which is created on our cloud platform due to the fact that we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your information on a large number of NVMe drives which function in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be accessible on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all of the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy copy from some other drive inside the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you will not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, you won't need to be concerned about silent data corruption since we use ZFS - an advanced file system which monitors all of the files in real time. Each time you upload a file to your web hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. That file will be synchronized between multiple NVMe drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all the copies on the different drives and in case it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This happens immediately, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any time. In contrast, all of the other file systems carry out checks only after a system malfunction, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they are unable to detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy could be replicated on the remaining disks as well and you can lose critical data. Because this isn't the case with ZFS, we can guarantee the integrity of every single file you upload no matter what.