Data corruption is the damage of data caused by various software or hardware fails. After a file gets damaged, it will no longer work as it should, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file can be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting damaged without any identification by the system or an administrator, which makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as failures are much more likely to happen on larger hard disks where vast volumes of information are placed. If a drive is part of a RAID and the info on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is more than likely that the bad file will be treated as an undamaged one and will be copied on all drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems which operate on web servers today often are not able to discover corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't functioning.

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If you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account with our firm, you don't have to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can ensure that as our cloud hosting platform employs the amazing ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All the info that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many different SSD drives. All of the file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with such a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file will not be corrupted. This may happen during the writing process on each drive and after that a bad copy can be copied on the other drives. What is different on our platform is the fact that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all drives immediately and if a corrupted file is located, it is substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. By doing this, your info will stay undamaged no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

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In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, you won't need to worry about silent data corruption because we use ZFS - an advanced file system that keeps track of all the files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your web hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. This file will be synced between multiple SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all of the copies on the different drives and in case it detects a damaged copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from a different drive. This happens right away, so there will be no risk for any part of your content at any time. By comparison, all of the other file systems execute checks after a system failure, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums that ZFS uses, they cannot detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy can be replicated on the rest of the disks as well and you can lose important information. Since this is not the case with ZFS, we are able to warrant the integrity of each file you upload no matter what.