Data corruption is the unintentional transformation of a file or the losing of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software fail, and consequently, a file may become partially or completely corrupted, so it'll no longer work correctly since its bits will be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer show an actual image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, etcetera. When such an issue appears and it's not noticed by the system or by an administrator, the data will get corrupted silently and if this happens on a drive that's part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file shall be duplicated on all the other drives and the damage will be permanent. A large number of frequently used file systems either don't have real-time checks or don't have high quality ones which will detect an issue before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common matter on hosting servers where substantial volumes of info are stored.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Cloud Hosting

The integrity of the data that you upload to your new cloud hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we work with on our cloud platform. The vast majority of web hosting service providers, like our firm, use multiple hard disk drives to store content and because the drives work in a RAID, the same data is synchronized between the drives all of the time. When a file on a drive is damaged for some reason, yet, it is very likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives as alternative file systems don't have special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS employs a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every file. In case a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, therefore the bad copy shall be swapped with a good one from another hard disk. Due to the fact that this happens in real time, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever get corrupted.