Data corruption is the unintentional modification of a file or the loss of info which usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason can be hardware or software fail, and because of this, a file could become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer function correctly because its bits will be scrambled or lost. An image file, for example, will no longer show an accurate image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, and so on. In the event that such an issue appears and it is not noticed by the system or by an admin, the data will be corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive which is part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between different drives, the corrupted file will be replicated on all other drives and the harm will become permanent. A large number of frequently used file systems either don't feature real-time checks or don't have high quality ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common problem on hosting servers where large amounts of data are stored.

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If you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account from our company, you do not need to worry about any of your data ever getting damaged. We can guarantee that as our cloud hosting platform works with the leading-edge ZFS file system. The latter is the only file system which uses checksums, or unique digital fingerprints, for each and every file. All the data that you upload will be saved in a RAID i.e. simultaneously on a large number of SSDs. Many file systems synchronize the files between the different drives with such a setup, but there's no real warranty that a file won't get corrupted. This could occur during the writing process on any drive and after that a damaged copy may be copied on the other drives. What makes the difference on our platform is the fact that ZFS examines the checksums of all files on all drives live and in case a corrupted file is found, it is replaced with a good copy with the correct checksum from some other drive. That way, your info will stay intact no matter what, even if an entire drive fails.

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