Data compression is the reduction of the number of bits that have to be saved or transmitted and the process is rather important in the web hosting field due to the fact that information located on hard disks is typically compressed to take less space. You will find various algorithms for compressing data and they offer different efficiency depending on the content. A lot of them remove only the redundant bits, so no data will be lost, while others remove unneeded bits, which results in worse quality when your data is uncompressed. The method requires a lot of processing time, which means that an internet hosting server should be powerful enough to be able to compress and uncompress data instantly. One example how binary code may be compressed is by "remembering" that there are five consecutive 1s, for example, as an alternative to storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud web hosting platform is named LZ4. It can enhance the performance of any website hosted in a cloud hosting account with us since not only does it compress info more efficiently than algorithms used by alternative file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform considering the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to generate backup copies much quicker and on less disk space, so we will have a couple of daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not influence the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always recover any content that you may have erased by accident.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It's one of the best algorithms out there and definitely the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it'll uncompress data a lot faster than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. Thus, using LZ4 will quicken any website that runs on a platform where the algorithm is present. This high performance requires a lot of CPU processing time, that is provided by the large number of clusters working together as a part of our platform. In addition to that, LZ4 enables us to generate several backups of your content every day and save them for one month as they will take much less space than typical backups and will be created considerably faster without loading the servers.