Data corruption is the damage of information due to various software or hardware problems. 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 entirely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting harmed without any identification by the system or an admin, that makes it a serious problem for web hosting servers as failures are more likely to occur on bigger hard drives where substantial volumes of information are kept. When a drive is part of a RAID and the info on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it is likely that the damaged file will be treated as an ordinary one and will be copied on all the drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems which run on web servers today often are not able to locate corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a website hosting account with our company, you do not have to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that since our cloud hosting platform uses the amazing ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. Any kind of info that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous SSD drives. All file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with this type of a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file won't get corrupted. This can occur throughout the writing process on each drive and after that a bad copy may be copied on all other drives. What is different on our platform is that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all the drives immediately and when a corrupted file is identified, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. By doing this, your information will continue to be intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

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You won't have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever in case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages since the ZFS file system that we use on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of your files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file stored on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. When 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 corrupted copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the sole file system available on the market that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are unable to identify silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.