Data corruption is the damage of info caused by various software or hardware fails. When a file is damaged, it will no longer function properly, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file will be partially or completely 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 acknowledgement by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for hosting servers as failures are much more likely to happen on larger in size hard drives where considerable volumes of info are placed. In case a drive is part of a RAID and the data on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it's very likely that the damaged file will be treated as an undamaged one and will be copied on all the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems which operate on web servers today often are unable to locate corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new cloud web hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud platform. Most of the internet hosting providers, including our firm, use multiple HDDs to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, identical info is synchronized between the drives all of the time. In case a file on a drive gets damaged for whatever reason, however, it's likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since alternative file systems do not feature special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. In case a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the bad copy will be substituted with a good one from another drive. Since this happens immediately, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever be corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be resistant to silent data corruption because all of our storage servers work with the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to ensure the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it will be placed on several redundant drives being employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disk drives. All copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies right away, so if it discovers a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll swap that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's an unexpected power failure, the data on the servers will not become corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some breakdown, prolonging the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.