Data corruption is the damage of data because of various hardware or software fails. When a file gets corrupted, it will no longer work properly, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file could be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an administrator, which makes it a significant problem for web hosting servers as problems are very likely to occur on bigger hard disk drives where considerable volumes of information are placed. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the damaged file will be treated as a standard one and it'll be duplicated on all the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems that run on web servers nowadays often cannot recognize corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server isn't working.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting
We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in every web hosting account that is generated 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 using a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your information on multiple SSD drives which work in a RAID, so the very same 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 in case the checksum of any file differs from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged version from a different drive within the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's easy for data to be silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you don't have to worry about the integrity of your info.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will not have to deal with any silent data corruption issues if you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to guarantee that all of the files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file kept on a server. As we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, 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. 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 without delay, avoiding any chance of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other hard disks. ZFS is the only file system available on the market that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are unable to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.