Data corruption is the unintended transformation of a file or the loss of info which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software malfunction, and as a consequence, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer function as it should because its bits shall be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for instance, will no longer present an accurate image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, and so on. If this kind of an issue appears and it isn't found by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive which is a part of a RAID array where the data is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file shall be copied on all other drives and the damage will be long term. A large number of frequently used file systems either don't have real-time checks or don't have good ones which will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common matter on hosting servers where large amounts of info are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the information uploaded in every single shared hosting account that is created on our cloud platform since we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avert silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your information on a number of SSD drives which work in a RAID, so the exact same files will be accessible on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy version from some other drive in the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's easy 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 won't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not encounter any silent data corruption issues if you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans because the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to guarantee that all files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of 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 right away. In the event that 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 right away, avoiding any chance of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the only file system out there that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are not able to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.