Data corruption is the damage of information caused by various software or hardware fails. The moment a file is corrupted, it will no longer function as it should, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file can 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 acknowledgement by the system or an admin, that makes it a significant problem for website hosting servers as problems are more likely to occur on larger in size hard disk drives where vast volumes of information are placed. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the data on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it's likely that the damaged file will be treated as an ordinary one and will be copied on all of the drives, making the harm permanent. A lot of the file systems that operate on web servers these days often are unable to recognize corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't working.
No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting
The integrity of the data that you upload to your new shared web hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we use on our cloud platform. The vast majority of web hosting suppliers, like our firm, use multiple HDDs to keep content and considering that the drives work in a RAID, the exact same information is synchronized between the drives all the time. If a file on a drive becomes damaged for some reason, however, it is more than likely that it will be duplicated on the other drives since alternative file systems do not have special checks for that. Unlike them, ZFS works with a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. In case a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, and the damaged copy will be replaced with a good one from a different hard disk. Because this happens instantly, there is no possibility for any of your files to ever get corrupted.