Data corruption is the unintended transformation of a file or the loss of info which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software malfunction, and for that reason, a file can become partially or entirely corrupted, so it will no longer function correctly as its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for example, will no longer show an accurate image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, etcetera. If this kind of an issue occurs and it's not found by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and when this happens on a disk drive that's part of a RAID array where the info is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file will be reproduced on all other drives and the harm will become permanent. A large number of widespread file systems either don't have real-time checks or do not have good ones that can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common matter on internet hosting servers where substantial amounts of info are kept.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud platform. Most internet hosting providers, like our firm, use multiple hard disk drives to keep content and since the drives work in a RAID, the same information is synchronized between the drives all of the time. If a file on a drive becomes corrupted for reasons unknown, yet, it is likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives since other file systems do not include special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS applies 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 damaged copy shall be substituted with a good one from a different drive. Because this happens instantly, there's no risk for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't need to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues in case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages because the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to guarantee that all of the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file saved on a server. Since we store all content on multiple 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. In the event that it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any chance of the bad copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system you can get which uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that are unable to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.