Data corruption is the unintentional modification of a file or the losing of info that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software fail, and for that reason, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer work correctly because its bits will be scrambled or missing. An image file, for instance, will no longer present an actual image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etcetera. In the event that this kind of an issue occurs 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 that's part of a RAID array where the information is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file will be reproduced on all other drives and the harm will become long term. A number of popular file systems either do not 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 common issue on hosting servers where substantial amounts of information are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in each and every cloud hosting account that is generated on our cloud platform as we employ the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to prevent silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your information on a large number of SSD drives which operate in a RAID, so the very same files will be available on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged copy from some other drive inside the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it's possible for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you won't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be resistant to silent data corruption as all of our storage servers work with the effective ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to guarantee the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be saved on a couple of redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same on all drives. All copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, and if it discovers a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it'll replace that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's an unexpected blackout, the data on the servers won't be corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform following some malfunction, lengthening the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.