Data corruption is the unintentional transformation of a file or the losing of info which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software malfunction, and for that reason, a file may become partially or completely corrupted, so it'll no longer work correctly since its bits will be scrambled or missing. An image file, for example, will no longer present a true image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, etc. In case such an issue appears and it is not identified by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and when this happens on a disk drive which is part of a RAID array where the information is synced between different drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all other drives and the harm will become long term. Numerous widespread file systems either don't feature real-time checks or do not have good ones which will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common matter on hosting servers where large volumes of information are kept.

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 ensured by the ZFS file system which we make use of on our cloud platform. Most of the web hosting suppliers, like our company, use multiple hard disk drives to store content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, identical info is synchronized between the drives all the time. When a file on a drive gets damaged for some reason, yet, it's very likely that it will be copied on the other drives because alternative file systems do not include special checks for this. Unlike them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each file. If a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the damaged copy shall be substituted with a good one from another drive. Due to the fact that this happens right away, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you won't have to be concerned about silent file corruption as we use ZFS - an advanced file system which monitors all of the files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. This file will be synchronized between several NVMe drives for redundancy, so if a 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 instantly, so there will be no risk for any part of your content at any time. In contrast, other file systems execute checks after a system failure, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they cannot detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy could be replicated on the other disks as well and you can lose important information. As this isn't the case with ZFS, we warrant the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.