Data corruption is the unintended modification of a file or the losing of information which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software fail, and consequently, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer work as it should since its bits shall be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for example, will no longer show an actual image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, and so on. If this kind of a problem occurs and it isn't identified by the system or by an admin, the data will become corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the data is synchronized between different drives, the corrupted file will be replicated on all the other drives and the damage will be permanent. Many frequently used file systems either do not feature real-time checks or do not have high quality ones that can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common problem on hosting servers where large amounts of info are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud platform. The majority of internet hosting providers, including our company, use multiple HDDs to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, identical information is synchronized between the drives all of the time. When a file on a drive becomes corrupted for reasons unknown, however, it's likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives because alternative file systems do not offer special checks for this. Unlike them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each file. If a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the bad copy will be substituted with a good one from a different hard drive. As this happens right away, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues if you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to ensure that all files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. Because 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 right away. 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 possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the other hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system out there which 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 hard drives.