Data corruption is the damage of data because of various hardware or software fails. Once a file gets corrupted, it will no longer function properly, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file shall be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting harmed without any identification by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for web hosting servers as problems are much more likely to occur on bigger hard disk drives where vast volumes of info are kept. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the info on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's more than likely that the bad file will be treated as a regular one and will be copied on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems which operate on web servers today often cannot identify corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new cloud website hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system which we employ on our cloud platform. Most internet hosting suppliers, including our company, use multiple hard drives to store content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, identical data is synchronized between the drives all the time. When a file on a drive gets damaged for some reason, yet, it's likely that it will be copied on the other drives because other file systems don't offer special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. In case a file gets damaged, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the bad copy shall be swapped with a good one from another hard drive. Since this happens in real time, there is no risk for any of your files to ever be damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be protected against silent data corruption since all of our storage servers make use of the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to guarantee the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be kept on several redundant drives being employed in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same across all disks. All the copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, so if it identifies a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll substitute that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is a sudden power loss, the data on the servers won't get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform following some breakdown, prolonging the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.