Data corruption is the accidental transformation of a file or the losing of info that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software fail, and as a consequence, a file may become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer work as it should since its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for example, will no longer display an authentic image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, and so on. When such a problem occurs and it's not noticed by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive which is part of a RAID array where the info is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be reproduced on all of the other drives and the harm will be long term. Numerous frequently used file systems either do not have real-time checks or don't have good ones which can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common problem on hosting servers where huge amounts of information are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the information uploaded in each and every cloud web hosting account that is created on our cloud platform as we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for each file. We will store your info on multiple NVMe drives which operate in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be present on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged version from a different drive within the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is possible for data to be silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you will not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you won't have to worry about silent data corruption because we use ZFS - an advanced file system that checks all the files in real time. Each time you upload a file to your web hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. This file will be synced between multiple NVMe drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all copies on the different drives and when it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from a different drive. This happens in real time, so there will be no threat for any part of your content at any time. By comparison, all of the other file systems execute checks after a system breakdown, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they can't detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy may be replicated on the other drives as well and you could lose critical information. As this isn't the case with ZFS, we guarantee the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.