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

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud platform. Most web hosting suppliers, including our company, use multiple HDDs to keep content and since the drives work in a RAID, exactly the same data is synchronized between the drives at all times. In case a file on a drive is damaged for reasons unknown, however, it's likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives since other file systems don't offer special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. In the event that a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the damaged copy shall be swapped with a good one from another drive. Since this happens in real time, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever be corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not need to deal with any silent data corruption issues if you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans because the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all of your files are undamaged at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file stored on a server. Since we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. If it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the rest of the drives. ZFS is the sole file system on the market which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that cannot detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.