Data corruption is the unintentional change of a file or the losing of info which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software malfunction, and for that reason, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer function correctly because its bits will be scrambled or missing. An image file, for instance, will no longer show a true image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, etcetera. In case this kind of an issue occurs and it is not identified by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and in case this happens on a disk drive that's a part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all the other drives and the harm will become permanent. Numerous popular file systems either don't have real-time checks or don't have good ones which will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common issue on hosting servers where large amounts of info are kept.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting
The integrity of the data that you upload to your new shared web hosting account will be ensured by the ZFS file system that we make use of on our cloud platform. Most of the hosting service providers, like our company, use multiple hard drives to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, the same information is synchronized between the drives all of the time. In case a file on a drive is damaged for whatever reason, yet, it's likely that it will be copied on the other drives as other file systems do not offer special checks for this. Unlike them, ZFS employs a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each and every file. In case a file gets damaged, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the damaged copy shall be replaced with a good one from a different hard disk. Due to the fact that this happens immediately, there is no risk for any of your files to ever be damaged.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You won't have to deal with any silent data corruption issues if you get one of our semi-dedicated server solutions as the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to make sure that all the files are undamaged all of the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint which is given to each and every file kept on a server. Because we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file uses the same checksum on all of the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. In case it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it should be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy without delay, avoiding any possibility of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard disks. ZFS is the sole file system on the market which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems which are not able to detect silent data corruption and copy bad files across drives.