Data corruption is the unintended modification of a file or the losing of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software malfunction, and consequently, a file may become partially or entirely corrupted, so it will no longer work properly as its bits will be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for example, will no longer show an actual 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 an issue occurs and it's not identified by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and in case this happens on a disk drive that is a part of a RAID array where the data is synced between different drives, the corrupted file shall be replicated on all other drives and the harm will become permanent. A number of commonly used file systems either do not feature real-time checks or do not have good ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common issue on internet hosting servers where large amounts of information are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new cloud website hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we make use of on our cloud platform. Most of the internet hosting providers, like our firm, use multiple HDDs to keep content and since the drives work in a RAID, the same information is synchronized between the drives all the time. If a file on a drive gets damaged for whatever reason, yet, it is likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives as alternative file systems don't include special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. In the event that a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the bad copy shall be swapped with a good one from another disk drive. Because this happens right away, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever get damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, you will not have to worry about silent data corruption because we use ZFS - a high level file system which keeps track of all files in real time. Each time you upload a file to your website hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. This file will be synced between a number of SSD drives for redundancy, so if a drive fails, the other ones will take over. 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 another drive. This is done in real time, so there will be no danger for any part of your content at any moment. In contrast, alternative file systems execute checks only after a system breakdown, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they will not detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy may be replicated on the remaining drives as well and you can lose precious info. As this is not the case with ZFS, we guarantee the integrity of each file you upload no matter what.