Data corruption is the damage of info because of various hardware or software problems. Once a file is damaged, it will no longer work properly, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file will be partially or completely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for website hosting servers as fails are much more likely to occur on larger hard disks where significant volumes of info are located. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's very likely that the damaged file will be treated as a healthy one and it'll be duplicated on all drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems which run on web servers these days often are unable to recognize corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a website hosting account from our firm, you don't have to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that as our cloud hosting platform works with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All the data that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a number of SSD drives. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using this kind of a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file will not be corrupted. This may occur throughout the writing process on any drive and then a damaged copy may be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all drives right away and in case a corrupted file is located, it's substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. This way, your information will continue to be undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption since all our storage servers make use of the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to ensure the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be placed on a couple of redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all drives. All the copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, so if it finds a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll replace that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's an unexpected power failure, the data on the servers will not become corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some malfunction, extending the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the sole file system that can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.