Data corruption is the damage of information because of various software or hardware problems. The moment a file gets corrupted, it will no longer work accurately, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file shall be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a serious problem for hosting servers as problems are more likely to happen on larger hard drives where substantial volumes of info are located. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it is likely that the bad file will be treated as a regular one and it will be copied on all the drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems that run on web servers nowadays often are not able to detect corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not operational.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you don't need to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that as our cloud hosting platform uses the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system that uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All of the information 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 is no real warranty that a file won't be corrupted. This can happen at the time of the writing process on each drive and after that a bad copy may be copied on all other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all drives live and in case a corrupted file is discovered, it is replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. That way, your info will continue to be undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

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Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be shielded from silent data corruption as all of our storage servers use the efficient ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, so as to ensure the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be placed on a couple of redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all drives. All copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates quickly, so if it discovers a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll swap that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's an unexpected power failure, the data on the servers won't get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some malfunction, extending the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the sole file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.