Data corruption is the damage of info because of various software or hardware failures. After a file gets damaged, it will no longer work as it should, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file will be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting damaged without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, which makes it a serious problem for hosting servers as problems are more likely to occur on larger in size hard disk drives where significant volumes of information are stored. If a drive is part of a RAID and the info on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the bad file will be treated as a standard one and it'll be duplicated on all the drives, making the harm permanent. Lots of the file systems which operate on web servers nowadays often are unable to identify corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server is not functioning.

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If you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account from our firm, you won't have to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can ensure that since our cloud hosting platform works with the amazing ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system that works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All the data that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on many different SSDs. All the file systems synchronize the files between the different drives using this kind of a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file will not be corrupted. This could occur throughout the writing process on each drive and then a corrupted copy can be copied on the rest of the drives. What is different on our platform is that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all the drives right away and in the event that a corrupted file is located, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. By doing this, your information will remain undamaged no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.

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If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, you won't need to worry about silent file corruption as we use ZFS - an advanced file system that keeps track of all files in real time. Whenever you upload a file to your hosting account, ZFS will assign a unique digital fingerprint to it - the so-called checksum. The 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 the copies on the different drives and when it detects a corrupted copy, it replaces it with a healthy one from a different drive. This happens immediately, so there will be no risk for any part of your content at any time. By comparison, all the other file systems carry out checks only after a system failure, but since they don't use anything similar to the checksums which ZFS uses, they can't detect silently corrupted files, so a bad copy may be replicated on the rest of the drives as well and you may lose critical data. Because this is not the case with ZFS, we are able to guarantee the integrity of each and every file you upload no matter what.