Data corruption is the damage of information caused by various software or hardware fails. After a file gets corrupted, it will no longer function accurately, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file shall be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting damaged without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as problems are much more likely to occur on bigger hard disk drives where considerable volumes of information are kept. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as a good one and will be copied on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems which operate on web servers today often are unable to locate corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't functioning.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting
We warrant the integrity of the data uploaded in each and every cloud hosting
account which is generated on our cloud platform because we employ 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 and every file. We shall store your data on a large number of SSD drives which operate in a RAID, so the exact same files will be accessible on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it has to be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy copy from a different drive in the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is possible for data to be silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you don't have to worry about the integrity of your information.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You won't have to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you buy one of our semi-dedicated server
packages as the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all of your files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is assigned to each and every file kept on a server. Because we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. When 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 probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the only file system you will find that uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems which are not able to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.