Data corruption is the accidental change of a file or the losing of information which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software failure, and as a consequence, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it will no longer work as it should since its bits will be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for instance, will no longer present a real image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, etc. When this kind of an issue appears and it is not noticed by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and when this happens on a disk drive that is part of a RAID array where the info is synced between different drives, the corrupted file will be copied on all the other drives and the harm will become long term. A large number of widespread file systems either don't offer real-time checks or do not have good ones that will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common matter on hosting servers where substantial volumes of information are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in each web hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform due to the fact that we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We will store your info on a large number of SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the same files will be available on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from another drive from the RAID. No other file system 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 running ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

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Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption as all our storage servers make use of the effective ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, to ensure the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it will be placed on several redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disk drives. All copies of a given file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates in real time, and if it finds a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will substitute that file with a healthy copy from one of the other disks. Even if there is an unforeseen power loss, the data on the servers won't become corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform following some failure, extending the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.