Data corruption is the unintended transformation of a file or the loss of info which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software failure, and because of this, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer work properly as its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer show a real image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, and so on. When this kind of a problem occurs and it's not identified by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and when this happens on a disk drive that is a part of a RAID array where the data is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all of the other drives and the harm will become permanent. Many widely used file systems either do not have real-time checks or do not have good ones which can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common problem on web hosting servers where huge amounts of info are kept.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account from our firm, you will not need to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can ensure that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform works with the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. Any kind of information that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many SSDs. Many file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives using such a setup, but there is no real guarantee that a file won't get corrupted. This could occur throughout the writing process on each drive and then a corrupted copy can be copied on all other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all of the drives live and when a corrupted file is discovered, it is swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. By doing this, your information will stay intact no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You won't experience any kind of silent data corruption issues if you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages as the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums 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 kept on a server. Since we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. If 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 probability of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the other drives. ZFS is the sole file system available on the market which uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.