Data corruption is the damage of information due to various software or hardware failures. Once a file is damaged, it will no longer work as it should, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file can be partially or completely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an admin, which makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as failures are much more likely to occur on bigger hard disk drives where large volumes of information are stored. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the data on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it's very likely that the bad file will be treated as a regular 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 locate corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not working.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Web Hosting
The integrity of the data that you upload to your new cloud web hosting
account will be ensured by the ZFS file system which we employ on our cloud platform. The majority of web hosting service providers, like our firm, use multiple hard disks to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, identical info is synchronized between the drives all of the time. In case a file on a drive gets corrupted for reasons unknown, however, it's likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives since alternative file systems do not include special checks for this. Unlike them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. In case a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the bad copy will be swapped with a good one from another hard drive. Because this happens immediately, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever be damaged.
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Your semi-dedicated hosting
account will be protected against silent data corruption since all our storage servers use the innovative 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'll be stored on several redundant drives in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all disks. All of the copies of a given file will have the same checksum on all hard disks and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, so if it registers a mismatch, which would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it'll swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other disks. Even if there's an unforeseen blackout, the data on the servers will not get corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform following some failure, extending the time needed for the server to go back online. ZFS is the only file system which can truly protect your content from silent data corruption.