Data corruption is the unintentional modification of a file or the loss of information that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software malfunction, and consequently, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer function as it should as its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for instance, will no longer display a true image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, and so on. In the event that such an issue appears and it isn't identified by the system or by an admin, the data will become corrupted silently and when this happens on a disk drive which is a part of a RAID array where the information is synchronized between various different drives, the corrupted file will be copied on all of the other drives and the damage will become permanent. Numerous popular file systems either don't feature real-time checks or do not have high quality ones which can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common problem on web hosting servers where substantial amounts of info are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the info uploaded in each cloud website hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform since we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption via a unique checksum for each and every file. We will store your information on multiple SSD drives which function in a RAID, so the same files will be accessible on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from some other drive inside the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it's easy for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you won't have to worry about the integrity of your info.

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If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, you won't need to worry about silent data corruption because we use ZFS - a high level file system which keeps track of all of the files in real time. Each time you upload a file to your website hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. The file will be synced between several SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all copies on the different drives and when it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from a different drive. This happens in real time, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any time. In comparison, alternative file systems carry out checks only after a system failure, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums that ZFS uses, they can't detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy can be replicated on the other drives as well and you could lose crucial information. Because this isn't the case with ZFS, we're able to guarantee the integrity of each file you upload no matter what.