No Data Corruption & Data Integrity
Find out what No Data Corruption & Data Integrity is and how it could be beneficial for the files in your website hosting account.
Data corruption is the damage of info because of various software or hardware problems. The moment a file gets damaged, it will no longer function as it should, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file will be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting damaged without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a significant problem for web hosting servers as problems are very likely to happen on larger hard disk drives where significant volumes of information are stored. When a drive is part of a RAID and the information on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it's more than likely that the bad file will be treated as a standard one and it'll be duplicated on all drives, making the damage permanent. Lots of the file systems which run on web servers today often are not able to locate corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not functioning.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account from our firm, you won't have to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform uses the advanced ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. Any information that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous SSDs. All the file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives using this type of a setup, but there is no real guarantee that a file will not be corrupted. This may happen during the writing process on any drive and afterwards a damaged copy may be copied on the rest of the drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all the drives instantly and in the event that a corrupted file is located, it is swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. In this way, your data will stay intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.