Data corruption is the accidental transformation of a file or the loss of information which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software fail, and consequently, a file could become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer work properly because its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for instance, will no longer display an actual image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack because its content will be unreadable, etc. In the event that this kind of a problem appears and it's not identified by the system or by an admin, the data will be corrupted silently and if this happens on a disk drive that's a part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file will be copied on all the other drives and the damage will become permanent. Many frequently used file systems either do not have real-time checks or do not have good ones which can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common matter on internet hosting servers where huge amounts of info are kept.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting
The integrity of the data which you upload to your new web hosting
account will be ensured by the ZFS file system that we make use of on our cloud platform. The majority of internet hosting providers, like our firm, use multiple hard disks to store content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, exactly the same data is synchronized between the drives at all times. When a file on a drive is damaged for some reason, yet, it's more than likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives since other file systems don't offer special checks for this. Unlike them, ZFS employs a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. In the event that a file gets damaged, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the damaged copy will be swapped with a good one from another disk drive. Since this happens instantly, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever get corrupted.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server
account will be resistant to silent data corruption since all of our storage servers employ the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, to guarantee the integrity of each file. When you upload content to your account, it will be saved on several redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all drives. All of the copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies right away, and if it registers a mismatch, that will indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is an unforeseen blackout, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there won't be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some failure, lengthening the time needed for the server to return online. ZFS is the only file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.