Data corruption is the unintentional modification of a file or the losing of info which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software malfunction, and as a result, a file could become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer function properly as its bits shall be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for instance, will no longer display an authentic image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etcetera. If this kind of an issue appears and it isn't noticed by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and when this happens on a disk drive that is a part of a RAID array where the data is synced between various drives, the corrupted file will be replicated on all of the other drives and the damage will become permanent. A number of popular file systems either do not have real-time checks or don't have high quality ones which can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common matter on internet hosting servers where substantial volumes of information are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared hosting account shall be ensured by the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud platform. Most of the web hosting providers, including our company, use multiple hard drives to keep content and since the drives work in a RAID, the exact same info is synchronized between the drives at all times. When a file on a drive gets corrupted for whatever reason, yet, it is very likely that it will be copied on the other drives because alternative file systems do not include special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. In the event that a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the bad copy will be substituted with a good one from another disk drive. Since this happens immediately, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever get damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption because all our storage servers make use of the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to verify the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be saved on several redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files shall be the same across all drives. All of the copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies in real time, so if it detects a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there's an unexpected power failure, the data on the servers won't become corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform following 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.