Data compression is the decrease of the number of bits that need to be stored or transmitted and the process is rather important in the internet hosting field as data filed on hard disks is often compressed in order to take less space. There're different algorithms for compressing data and they provide different efficiency based upon the content. A number of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others remove unneeded bits, which results in worse quality when the particular data is uncompressed. The method requires a lot of processing time, so a hosting server needs to be powerful enough so as to be able to compress and uncompress data right away. An example how binary code can be compressed is by "remembering" that there are five consecutive 1s, for example, in contrast to storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Shared Hosting

The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform is called LZ4. It can supercharge the performance of any Internet site hosted in a shared hosting account on our end because not only does it compress data more efficiently than algorithms used by various file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform due to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to make backup copies more speedily and on less disk space, so we shall have multiple daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't change the performance of the servers. This way, we could always restore any kind of content that you may have deleted by accident.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our company, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud web hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, in particular when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed information can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using plenty of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform since it consists of numerous clusters working together. In addition to the superior performance, you'll also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you can restore any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to keep them since they need a lot less space compared to standard backups.