The process of files being damaged as a consequence of some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems that Internet hosting companies face as the larger a hard disk drive is and the more data is filed on it, the much more likely it is for data to become corrupted. You can find different fail-safes, yet often the information gets damaged silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins see a thing. Because of this, a damaged file will be handled as a regular one and if the hard drive is part of a RAID, the file will be duplicated on all other disk drives. Theoretically, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be even worse. Once a given file gets corrupted, it will be partially or completely unreadable, which means that a text file will not be readable, an image file will display a random combination of colors if it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, and you risk losing your website content. Although the most frequently used server file systems feature various checks, they are likely to fail to find some problem early enough or require a vast period of time to be able to check all files and the hosting server will not be operational for the time being.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Website Hosting
We warrant the integrity of the info uploaded in every single cloud website hosting account which is created on our cloud platform as we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to prevent silent data corruption using a unique checksum for every single file. We'll store your data on a number of SSD drives which work in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be present on several places concurrently. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all of the files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it has to be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy copy from another drive within the RAID. There's no other file system which uses checksums, so it is easy 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 do not have to worry about the integrity of your data.