Data corruption is the damage of data because of various software or hardware fails. The moment a file is damaged, it will no longer function accurately, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file can be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting damaged without any identification by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as problems are very likely to happen on larger in size hard drives where large volumes of information are kept. When a drive is part of a RAID and the data on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the damaged file will be treated as a good one and it'll be duplicated on all the drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems that operate on web servers today often are unable to discover corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud website hosting account from our firm, you don't have to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can ensure that as our cloud hosting platform uses the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All the data that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a number of SSDs. Many file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives using this kind of a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file will not get corrupted. This can happen at the time of the writing process on any drive and after that a damaged copy can be copied on the rest of the drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all drives instantly and in the event that a corrupted file is discovered, it is substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. In this way, your information will remain intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be protected against silent data corruption as all our storage servers make use of the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to guarantee the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be stored on a couple of redundant drives working in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all drives. All the copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all hard drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, so if it finds a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will replace that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is an unforeseen blackout, the data on the servers won't become corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform following some breakdown, extending the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the sole file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.