Data corruption is the damage of data due to various hardware or software fails. Once a file is corrupted, it will no longer work correctly, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file can be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for website hosting servers as failures are much more likely to happen on larger in size hard disks where substantial volumes of information are placed. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the damaged file will be treated as an ordinary one and it will be copied on all the drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems which operate on web servers these days often cannot recognize corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not functioning.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new web hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud platform. The majority of internet hosting service providers, including our company, use multiple hard drives to store content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, identical information is synchronized between the drives all of the time. If a file on a drive gets corrupted for whatever reason, however, it's likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives since alternative file systems don't include special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. If a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, so the bad copy will be swapped with a good one from another disk drive. Because this happens immediately, there's no possibility 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 our storage servers use the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to ensure the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be saved on a couple of redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disks. All copies of a particular file will have the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, so if it discovers a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll swap that file with a good copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is a sudden power loss, the data on the servers will not be corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some breakdown, lengthening the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the sole file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.