Data corruption is the damage of info caused by various software or hardware problems. Once a file is corrupted, it will no longer work properly, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file shall be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as problems are much more likely to occur on larger hard disk drives where large volumes of info are stored. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is likely that the damaged file will be treated as an ordinary one and it'll be duplicated on all of the drives, making the damage permanent. A lot of the file systems that operate on web servers nowadays often cannot locate corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't operational.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Website Hosting
The integrity of the data that you upload to your new website hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system which we employ on our cloud platform. Most of the hosting suppliers, including our firm, use multiple hard disk drives to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, the exact same info is synchronized between the drives all the time. In case a file on a drive becomes damaged for whatever reason, yet, it's very likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives because other file systems do not offer special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. If a file gets damaged, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the bad copy will be substituted with a good one from another hard disk. As this happens in real time, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever be damaged.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You won't have to deal with any silent data corruption issues in case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages as the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all of the files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is given to each and every file saved on a server. Because we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, 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 right away. When it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any possibility of the bad copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard drives. ZFS is the only file system on the market that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.