Data corruption is the damage of info caused by various software or hardware failures. The moment a file gets damaged, it will no longer work accurately, so an app will not start or shall give errors, a text file will be partially or fully unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any identification by the system or an admin, which makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as problems are much more likely to happen on larger hard drives where large volumes of information are stored. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the info on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the bad file will be treated as an undamaged one and will be duplicated on all drives, making the harm permanent. Lots of the file systems that operate on web servers today often cannot identify corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not operational.

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In case you host your websites in a web hosting account from our company, you won't need to worry about your data ever getting corrupted. We can guarantee that since our cloud hosting platform employs the outstanding ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only file system that uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for every single file. All of the info that you upload will be kept in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on multiple SSD drives. All of the 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 be corrupted. This could occur throughout the writing process on any drive and then a corrupted copy can 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 when a corrupted file is discovered, it's substituted with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. In this way, your information will stay intact no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

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You won't need to deal with any silent data corruption issues in case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server solutions due to the fact that the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to make sure that all the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file kept on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on multiple drives simultaneously, 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. In case 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 possibility of the bad copy to be synchronized on the other hard disks. ZFS is the only file system available on the market which uses checksums, which makes it far superior to other file systems that cannot identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.