Data corruption is the unintended transformation of a file or the losing of information that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software malfunction, and because of this, a file may become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer function correctly because its bits shall be scrambled or missing. An image file, for instance, will no longer present a true image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, etc. When such an issue appears and it isn't found by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and when this happens on a drive which is a part of a RAID array where the info is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file shall be copied on all of the other drives and the damage will be long term. A number of widely used file systems either don't feature real-time checks or do not have good ones that can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common problem on hosting servers where substantial amounts of information are stored.

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We guarantee the integrity of the information uploaded in every single website hosting account which is generated on our cloud platform due to the fact that we work with the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avert silent data corruption via a unique checksum for every single file. We shall store your information on multiple SSD drives which work in a RAID, so identical files will exist on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all the files on all the drives in real time and in case the checksum of any file is different from what it has to be, the file system swaps that file with a healthy copy from a different drive in 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 with time, but since that can never happen on a server running ZFS, you won't have to worry about the integrity of your data.