Data corruption is the unintended change of a file or the losing of info that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software fail, and because of this, a file may become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer work as it should since its bits will be scrambled or lost. 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, etc. In case such a problem occurs and it isn't noticed by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and when this happens on a drive which is part of a RAID array where the info is synced between different drives, the corrupted file will be duplicated on all of the other drives and the damage will be permanent. Many commonly used file systems either don't have real-time checks or do not have high quality ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common problem on hosting servers where huge amounts of info are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new cloud hosting account shall be ensured by the ZFS file system which we use on our cloud platform. Most of the internet hosting service providers, like our firm, use multiple HDDs to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, the same data is synchronized between the drives all the time. When a file on a drive gets corrupted for some reason, yet, it's very likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives as other file systems do not feature special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. If a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the damaged copy shall be swapped with a good one from another hard disk. Due to the fact that this happens instantly, there is no risk for any of your files to ever be corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be shielded from silent data corruption since 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 verify the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be stored on several redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all drives. All the copies of a specific file will feature the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies right away, and if it identifies a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's a sudden power loss, 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 failure, lengthening the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.