Data corruption is the accidental modification of a file or the loss of info which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software fail, and as a consequence, a file can become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer function correctly because its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for instance, will no longer present an accurate image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etcetera. When such an issue occurs and it isn't identified by the system or by an admin, the data will be corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive that's a part of a RAID array where the information is synchronized between different drives, the corrupted file shall be reproduced on all the other drives and the damage will be permanent. Numerous popular file systems either do not offer real-time checks or don't have high quality ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common matter on hosting servers where large amounts of info are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in each cloud hosting account which is made on our cloud platform as we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We shall store your data on multiple NVMe drives that work in a RAID, so the exact same files will be present on several places simultaneously. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file differs from what it needs to be, the file system swaps that file with an undamaged copy from another drive in the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is easy for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your data.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have avoided any risk of files getting corrupted silently due to the fact that the servers where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created work with a powerful file system known as ZFS. Its main advantage over other file systems is that it uses a unique checksum for every single file - a digital fingerprint that's checked in real time. As we store all content on numerous NVMe drives, ZFS checks whether the fingerprint of a file on one drive matches the one on the rest of the drives and the one it has stored. When there's a mismatch, the bad copy is replaced with a healthy one from one of the other drives and since this happens in real time, there's no chance that a corrupted copy can remain on our hosting servers or that it could be duplicated to the other hard disks in the RAID. None of the other file systems work with this type of checks and in addition, even during a file system check following an unexpected power failure, none of them can discover silently corrupted files. In contrast, ZFS will not crash after an electrical power failure and the continual checksum monitoring makes a lenghty file system check unneeded.