Data corruption is the accidental transformation of a file or the loss of information which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software fail, and due to this fact, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it'll no longer function properly as its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for example, will no longer present an authentic image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, etc. In the event that such an issue occurs and it isn't noticed by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that's a part of a RAID array where the data is synced between different drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all other drives and the damage will become permanent. Numerous widespread file systems either don't feature real-time checks or do not have high quality ones which will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common matter on internet hosting servers where huge volumes of information are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared website hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud platform. The majority of internet hosting suppliers, including our firm, use multiple HDDs to keep content and since the drives work in a RAID, the exact same information is synchronized between the drives all of the time. In case a file on a drive is damaged for whatever reason, yet, it's very likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives since alternative file systems do not feature special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS employs a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. In case a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, so the bad copy shall be swapped with a good one from a different disk drive. Due to the fact that this happens instantly, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, you will not have to be concerned about silent file corruption since we use ZFS - an advanced file system which monitors all the files in real time. Each time you upload a file to your website hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. That file will be synchronized between several SSD drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all of the copies on the different drives and in case it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This happens instantly, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any time. By comparison, alternative file systems perform checks after a system breakdown, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they can't detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy could be replicated on the rest of the disks as well and you could lose precious data. Since this is not the case with ZFS, we guarantee the integrity of every single file you upload no matter what.