Data corruption is the damage of information because of various software or hardware fails. When a file is corrupted, it will no longer function properly, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file shall be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for web hosting servers as failures are much more likely to occur on bigger hard disk drives where large volumes of info are kept. If a drive is part of a RAID and the data on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as a healthy one and will be duplicated on all drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems which run on web servers these days often are not able to recognize corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with our firm, you will not have to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can ensure that because our cloud hosting platform uses the revolutionary ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system that uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. Any kind of data that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of SSD drives. All of the file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this kind of a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file won't be corrupted. This can happen at the time of the writing process on any drive and afterwards a bad copy may be copied on the rest of the drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all drives live and if a corrupted file is identified, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. This way, your information will stay intact no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be protected against silent data corruption as all of our storage servers use the reliable ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to guarantee the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be stored on a couple of redundant drives working in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all drives. All copies of a specific file will feature the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, and if it detects a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will substitute that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is an unexpected power loss, the data on the servers won't get corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some malfunction, extending the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.