Data corruption is the damage of information because of various software or hardware fails. After a file gets corrupted, it will no longer work accurately, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file could be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting damaged without any identification by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for website hosting servers as problems are very likely to happen on larger hard disks where substantial volumes of information are located. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the info on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the bad file will be treated as a healthy one and it will be duplicated on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems which operate on web servers these days often are not able to recognize corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not working.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Web Hosting
The integrity of the data which you upload to your new web hosting account shall be ensured by the ZFS file system that we make use of on our cloud platform. The vast majority of hosting suppliers, like our firm, use multiple hard disks to keep content and because the drives work in a RAID, identical data is synchronized between the drives all of the time. When a file on a drive becomes corrupted for reasons unknown, yet, it's likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since alternative file systems don't include special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. If a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, so the bad copy will be substituted with a good one from a different hard disk drive. As this happens right away, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever be corrupted.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You won't experience any silent data corruption issues in case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans because the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to ensure that all the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is allotted to each and every file saved on a server. Since we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file uses 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 has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any probability of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system you will find that uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that cannot detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.