Data corruption is the damage of data due to various hardware or software failures. Once a file is damaged, it will no longer function as it should, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file will be partially or completely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a significant problem for web hosting servers as fails are very likely to happen on larger in size hard drives where vast volumes of information are stored. If a drive is part of a RAID and the information on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the bad file will be treated as a healthy one and it'll be copied on all drives, making the harm permanent. Lots of the file systems which operate on web servers these days often are not able to discover corrupted files instantly or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't operational.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Website Hosting
The integrity of the data that you upload to your new shared website hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud platform. Most internet hosting providers, like our firm, use multiple HDDs to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, identical information is synchronized between the drives all the time. In case a file on a drive gets corrupted for whatever reason, yet, it is more than likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives because other file systems don't feature special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. In the event that a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the bad copy shall be substituted with a good one from a different disk drive. Due to the fact that this happens right away, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever get damaged.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will not have to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server solutions due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we work with on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all the files are intact all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file kept on a server. Since we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, the same file has the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. When it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other hard disks. ZFS is the only file system on the market that uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that cannot detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across hard drives.