Data corruption is the accidental change of a file or the losing of information that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software failure, and because of this, a file may become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer function correctly since its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for example, will no longer display an actual image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, and so on. In case such an issue appears and it isn't found by the system or by an administrator, the data will become corrupted silently and when this happens on a drive that is part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all of the other drives and the harm will become long term. Many widely used file systems either don't feature real-time checks or don't have good ones which will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common problem on hosting servers where substantial volumes of data are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new website hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we work with on our cloud platform. Most hosting suppliers, like our company, use multiple hard drives to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, identical info is synchronized between the drives at all times. In case a file on a drive is corrupted for reasons unknown, however, it's likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives as other file systems do not include special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS works with 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 replaced with a good one from a different disk drive. Since this happens in real time, there is no risk for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you will not need to worry about silent data corruption as we use ZFS - a high level file system which monitors all the files in real time. Each 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 synced between several SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take control. ZFS compares the checksum of all the copies on the different drives and if it detects a damaged copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from another drive. This happens right away, so there will be no danger for any part of your content at any moment. In contrast, alternative file systems perform checks after a system malfunction, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums that ZFS uses, they can't detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy could be replicated on the remaining drives as well and you can lose crucial data. As this isn't the case with ZFS, we warrant the integrity of every single file you upload no matter what.