No Data Corruption & Data Integrity
Discover what No Data Corruption & Data Integrity is and how it could be good for the files within your web hosting account.
Data corruption is the damage of information because of various software or hardware fails. Once a file gets corrupted, it will no longer work correctly, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file will be partially or completely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as fails are much more likely to occur on bigger hard disks where large volumes of information are located. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the data on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is likely that the bad file will be treated as a standard one and will be duplicated on all the drives, making the harm permanent. Lots of the file systems that operate on web servers these days often are not able to detect corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't functioning.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting
We guarantee the integrity of the data uploaded in every single web hosting account that is generated on our cloud platform since we employ 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'll store your info on a number of SSD drives which operate in a RAID, so the exact same files will be accessible on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it needs to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy copy from a different drive in the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is possible for data to become silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives with time, but since this can never happen on a server using ZFS, you do not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.