Data corruption is the unintentional transformation of a file or the losing of information which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software fail, and because of this, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer work correctly because its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for example, will no longer show an accurate image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etc. In case this kind of a problem appears and it is not noticed by the system or by an administrator, the data will be corrupted silently and when this happens on a drive that's part of a RAID array where the data is synchronized between different drives, the corrupted file will be replicated on all of the other drives and the damage will become long term. A large number of frequently used file systems either do not feature real-time checks or do not have good ones that can detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common issue on hosting servers where large volumes of data are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in each and every cloud hosting account that is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one that was designed to prevent silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your info on multiple SSD drives which work in a RAID, so identical files will be available on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged version from a different drive in the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it's possible for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all the files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file saved on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. 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 possibility of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other drives. ZFS is the only file system available on the market that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which cannot identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.