Data corruption is the accidental modification of a file or the loss of information that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software malfunction, and as a result, a file can become partially or fully corrupted, so it will no longer function correctly since its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for example, will no longer display an authentic image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etc. When this kind of a problem appears and it's not found by the system or by an admin, the data will be corrupted silently and when this happens on a drive that is part of a RAID array where the information is synchronized between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all other drives and the damage will become long term. Numerous frequently used file systems either don't offer 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 problem on web hosting servers where huge amounts of info are stored.

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If you host your websites in a shared website hosting account from our company, you won't have to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform employs the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. All of the info that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many different SSD drives. Many file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with this kind of a setup, but there is no real warranty that a file will not get corrupted. This may occur throughout the writing process on each drive and afterwards a damaged copy can be copied on the rest of the drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all of the drives live and when a corrupted file is identified, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. By doing this, your information will remain unharmed no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

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You won't have to deal with any silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages since the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all of your files are intact all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all 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 should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any chance of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other hard drives. ZFS is the only file system available on the market that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems which are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across drives.