Data corruption is the accidental transformation of a file or the losing of info which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software malfunction, and as a consequence, a file may become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer work as it should as its bits will be scrambled or missing. An image file, for instance, will no longer display an authentic image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etc. In the event that this kind of a problem occurs and it isn't found by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and if this happens on a disk drive that's a part of a RAID array where the info is synced between various drives, the corrupted file shall be replicated on all of the other drives and the damage will be long term. A large number of commonly used file systems either don't feature real-time checks or don't have high quality ones that will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common matter on hosting servers where large amounts of information are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in each and every cloud hosting account that is made on our cloud platform since we use the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to avert silent data corruption using a unique checksum for each and every file. We shall store your information on a large number of SSD drives which work in a RAID, so the very same files will be present on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from another drive from the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it's possible 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 using ZFS, you will not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.

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 use the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to ensure the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be saved on several redundant drives working in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all drives. All of the copies of a specific file will feature the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates in real time, and if it identifies a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will swap that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's a sudden blackout, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some malfunction, prolonging the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the sole file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.