Data corruption is the damage of information caused by various software or hardware problems. After a file is corrupted, it will no longer function accurately, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file shall be partially or completely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any identification by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as fails are very likely to happen on bigger hard disk drives where large volumes of info are placed. When a drive is a part of a RAID and the data on it is copied on other drives for redundancy, it is more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as an undamaged one and will be copied on all the drives, making the damage permanent. Lots of the file systems which run on web servers today often are unable to recognize corrupted files instantly or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server isn't functioning.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting
The integrity of the data which you upload to your new cloud website hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we use on our cloud platform. The majority of web hosting suppliers, like our firm, use multiple HDDs to store content and since the drives work in a RAID, identical info is synchronized between the drives at all times. If a file on a drive becomes corrupted for some reason, yet, it's more than likely that it will be copied on the other drives since alternative file systems do not have special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. If a file gets corrupted, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the bad copy will be replaced with a good one from a different drive. As this happens right away, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever be corrupted.