Data corruption is the unintentional change of a file or the loss of information that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software malfunction, and due to this fact, a file could become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer work as it should as its bits shall be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for instance, will no longer present an authentic image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, etcetera. If this kind of a problem appears and it is not found by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the information is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file will be copied on all the other drives and the damage will become permanent. A large number of widespread file systems either don't feature real-time checks or don't have high quality ones that can detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common problem on hosting servers where huge volumes of data are stored.

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If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account with our firm, you will not need to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can ensure that because our cloud hosting platform employs the outstanding ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. Any kind of info that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many different SSD drives. A lot of file systems synchronize the files between the separate drives with such a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file won't get corrupted. This can occur throughout the writing process on any drive and after that a damaged copy may be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all drives immediately and if a corrupted file is identified, it's substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. By doing this, your information will remain unharmed no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

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If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, you won't have to be concerned about silent file corruption as we use ZFS - an advanced file system which monitors all of the files in real time. Every time you upload a file to your hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. That file will be synchronized between a number of SSD drives for redundancy, so if one drive fails, the other ones will take over. ZFS compares the checksum of all copies on the different drives and if it detects a damaged copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from a different drive. This is done right away, so there will be no risk for any part of your content at any moment. By comparison, all the other file systems execute checks after a system malfunction, but since they do not use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they are unable to detect silently corrupted files, so a corrupted copy can be replicated on the remaining drives as well and you can lose important info. As this isn't the case with ZFS, we can warrant the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.