Data corruption is the damage of data caused by various software or hardware problems. Once a file gets damaged, it will no longer function correctly, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file will be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive file 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 problems are very likely to occur on larger in size hard disks where large volumes of info are kept. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the data on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is very likely that the damaged file will be treated as an undamaged one and it will be copied on all the drives, making the harm permanent. Lots of the file systems which operate on web servers nowadays often are not able to locate corrupted files instantly or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't functioning.

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In case you host your websites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you do not need to worry about any of your data ever getting corrupted. We can ensure that as our cloud hosting platform uses the revolutionary ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which works with checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each file. All information that you upload will be stored in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on numerous NVMe drives. Many file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with this kind of a setup, but there is no real guarantee that a file will not be corrupted. This can occur throughout the writing process on any drive and after that a bad copy may be copied on the rest of the drives. What is different on our platform is that ZFS analyzes the checksums of all files on all the drives instantly and in the event that a corrupted file is found, it is swapped with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. That way, your data will stay unharmed no matter what, even if a whole drive fails.