Data corruption is the unintended change of a file or the loss of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software malfunction, and as a result, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it'll no longer function properly because 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 because its content will be unreadable, etc. When such a problem occurs and it isn't identified by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and when this happens on a drive which is part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between different drives, the corrupted file shall be copied on all other drives and the damage will be permanent. A number of popular file systems either do not have real-time checks or don't have high quality ones that will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common matter on internet hosting servers where huge volumes of information are stored.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting
We warrant the integrity of the information uploaded in any cloud hosting account which is made on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one that was designed to avoid silent data corruption through a unique checksum for each file. We'll store your info on multiple SSD drives which function in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be accessible on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all of the drives in real time and if the checksum of any file is different from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with an undamaged copy from some other drive within the RAID. No other file system uses checksums, so it is possible for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be reproduced on all drives over time, but since that can never happen on a server using ZFS, you will not have to concern yourself with the integrity of your info.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Servers
You won't need to deal with any kind of silent data corruption issues whatsoever if you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages because the ZFS file system that we take advantage of on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums to guarantee that all of your files are intact at all times. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is assigned to each and every file stored on a server. Because we store all content on a number of drives simultaneously, the same file uses the same checksum on all the drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives in real time. In the event that 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 probability of the damaged copy to be synchronized on the remaining hard disks. ZFS is the only file system you can get which uses checksums, which makes it much more reliable than other file systems that are unable to identify silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.