Data corruption is the accidental transformation of a file or the loss of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software fail, and consequently, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer work properly as its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for example, will no longer present an accurate image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, and so on. In case such an issue occurs and it's not identified by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the data is synchronized between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be copied on all the other drives and the damage will become permanent. A number of frequently used file systems either do not have real-time checks or do not have high quality ones which can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common issue on internet hosting servers where huge amounts of information are kept.

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If you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account from our firm, you will not have to worry about your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that because our cloud hosting platform employs the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. Any kind of information that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a number of SSD drives. Many file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with such a setup, but there's no real guarantee that a file won't get corrupted. This could occur at the time of the writing process on each drive and after that a damaged copy can be copied on the rest of the drives. What makes the difference on our platform is that ZFS compares the checksums of all files on all of the drives right away and when a corrupted file is discovered, it's swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from another drive. That way, your info will continue to be intact no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

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Your semi-dedicated server account will be shielded from silent data corruption because all of our storage servers make use of the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. What makes the aforementioned unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, to ensure the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it will be saved on several redundant drives being employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same on all drives. All of the copies of a particular file will feature the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the duplicates right away, so if it detects a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is corrupted, it will swap that file with a healthy copy from one of the other drives. Even if there is an unexpected power loss, the data on the servers won't get corrupted and there won't 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 return online. ZFS is the sole file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.