Data corruption is the unintended transformation of a file or the loss of information that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software failure, and due to this fact, a file may become partially or fully corrupted, so it will no longer function correctly since its bits will be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for example, will no longer display a real image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, and so on. In the event that such a problem occurs and it is not noticed by the system or by an administrator, the data will be corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive that's part of a RAID array where the information is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file will be copied on all the other drives and the harm will be long term. Many widespread file systems either do not offer real-time checks or don't have good ones that can detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common matter on web hosting servers where huge volumes of data are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new website hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we work with on our cloud platform. Most web hosting providers, like our firm, use multiple hard drives to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, the same info is synchronized between the drives all the time. If a file on a drive gets corrupted for some reason, however, it's very likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives because other file systems do not feature special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. If a file gets damaged, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the damaged copy will be replaced with a good one from another disk drive. Because this happens immediately, there's no risk for any of your files to ever get damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, you won't have to worry about silent data corruption since we use ZFS - an advanced file system that monitors all the files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. The file will be synchronized between multiple SSD drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all copies on the different drives and if it detects a damaged copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This is done instantly, so there will be no risk for any part of your content at any time. In comparison, other file systems execute checks only after a system failure, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they can't detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy can be replicated on the other drives as well and you can lose critical info. As this is not the case with ZFS, we guarantee the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.