Data corruption is the accidental modification of a file or the loss of info that often occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software malfunction, and consequently, a file could become partially or entirely corrupted, so it will no longer work correctly since its bits shall be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer display a true image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, etcetera. In the event that such a problem appears and it's not identified by the system or by an admin, the data will get corrupted silently and in case this happens on a drive that's part of a RAID array where the information is synchronized between various drives, the corrupted file will be replicated on all the other drives and the harm will be long term. Many widespread file systems either do not offer real-time checks or don't have good ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common issue on web hosting servers where large volumes of info are kept.

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We warrant the integrity of the information uploaded in any cloud web hosting account that is created on our cloud platform as we use the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned is the only one which was designed to avoid silent data corruption thanks to a unique checksum for each file. We shall store your information on a large number of NVMe drives that operate in a RAID, so exactly the same files will be available on several places at once. ZFS checks the digital fingerprint of all files on all the drives in real time and in the event that the checksum of any file is different from what it should be, the file system replaces that file with a healthy version from another drive within the RAID. There's no other file system that uses checksums, so it is easy for data to get silently damaged and the bad file to be replicated on all drives over time, but since this can never happen on a server running ZFS, you won't have to concern yourself with the integrity of your information.