No Data Corruption & Data Integrity
Uncover what ‘No Data Corruption & Data Integrity’ signifies for the data within your web hosting account.
Data corruption is the unintended transformation of a file or the loss of information that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software fail, and as a result, a file can become partially or entirely corrupted, so it will no longer work as it should as its bits will be scrambled or lost. An image file, for example, will no longer present an actual image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, and so on. If this kind of an issue appears and it's not found by the system or by an administrator, the data will be corrupted silently and when this happens on a disk drive that's part of a RAID array where the info is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be replicated on all the other drives and the harm will be long term. A large number of commonly used file systems either don't feature real-time checks or do not have high quality ones which will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common matter on web hosting servers where huge volumes of information 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 created on our cloud platform as we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption using a unique checksum for each and every file. We will store your data on a number of SSD drives which work in a RAID, so the same files will be available 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 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's possible for data to be silently corrupted and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you don't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.