Data corruption is the accidental transformation of a file or the losing of information that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software malfunction, and as a consequence, a file can become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer function correctly since its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for instance, will no longer show a real image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, etcetera. In the event that such a problem appears and it's not recognized by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive that's a part of a RAID array where the data is synced between different drives, the corrupted file will be copied on all the other drives and the damage will become permanent. A number of widespread file systems either don't have real-time checks or don't have good ones that will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common problem on hosting servers where huge amounts of info are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in every single hosting account that is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We shall store your information on multiple SSD drives which operate in a RAID, so identical files will be accessible on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from a different drive inside the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it is easy for data to become silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to worry about the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not have to deal with any silent data corruption issues should you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages since the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all files are undamaged at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is allotted to each and every file kept on a server. As we store all content on multiple drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. If 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 possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the other hard drives. ZFS is the only file system you can get which uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which cannot detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.