Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits which should be stored or transmitted and this process is rather important in the internet hosting field as info located on hard disk drives is usually compressed in order to take less space. There are many different algorithms for compressing data and they provide different efficiency depending on the content. A number of them remove only the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others erase unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality once the data is uncompressed. The method consumes a lot of processing time, which means that an internet hosting server should be powerful enough so as to be able to compress and uncompress data quickly. An illustration how binary code could be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five consecutive 1s, for example, as an alternative to storing all five 1s.
Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can enhance the performance of any website hosted in a shared hosting
account on our end as not only does it compress info more efficiently than algorithms employed by various other file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform for the reason that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backup copies at a higher speed and on reduced disk space, so we will have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not influence the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always recover all content that you may have removed by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated hosting
account from our firm, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which is behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, especially with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed data can be read from a hard drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using plenty of CPU processing time, that's not an issue for our platform as it consists of a lot of clusters working together. Besides the better performance, you will also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you could recover any deleted content with just a couple of clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to keep them as they take significantly less space compared to conventional backups.