Data corruption is the accidental change of a file or the loss of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software fail, and as a result, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer function as it should since its bits will be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for example, will no longer present a real image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, etcetera. In the event that this kind of a problem appears and it's not found by the system or by an admin, the data will become corrupted silently and in case this happens on a disk drive that is part of a RAID array where the data is synced between different drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all the other drives and the harm will become long term. A number of frequently used file systems either don't offer real-time checks or do not have good ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common matter on hosting servers where large amounts of data are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in each cloud hosting account that is created on our cloud platform because we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your info on a number of SSD drives which work in a RAID, so the same files will exist on several places at the same time. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file differs from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy copy from a different drive within the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it is possible for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be duplicated on all drives with time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you will not have to worry about the integrity of your information.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers

You won't encounter any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever should you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server solutions since the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all of the files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file stored on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, 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. In the event that it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any chance of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the only file system you will find which uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems that are not able to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.