Data corruption is the damage of data because of various software or hardware fails. When a file gets corrupted, it will no longer function properly, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file shall be partially or completely unreadable, an archive file 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 administrator, that makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as problems are much more likely to happen on bigger hard disk drives where large volumes of info are stored. If a drive is part of a RAID and the information on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is more than likely that the bad file will be treated as an undamaged one and it'll be duplicated on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems that operate on web servers today often are unable to detect corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't operational.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting
The integrity of the data which you upload to your new cloud website hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system which we make use of on our cloud platform. Most internet hosting service providers, like our firm, use multiple hard disks to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, the exact same data is synchronized between the drives all of the time. When a file on a drive gets damaged for some reason, however, it's more than likely that it will be copied on the other drives as alternative file systems don't have special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. In the event that a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the bad copy will be replaced with a good one from a different drive. Because this happens in real time, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever be damaged.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server
account will be protected against silent data corruption because all our storage servers work with the effective ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it uses checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to ensure the integrity of each and every file. When you upload content to your account, it will be saved on several redundant drives operating in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disks. All the copies of a given file will have the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, and if it detects a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll substitute that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's an unexpected blackout, the data on the servers will not become corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check which other file systems perform after some failure, prolonging the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the sole file system that can really protect your content from silent data corruption.