Data compression is the reduction of the number of bits that need to be saved or transmitted and this process is really important in the web hosting field since data located on hard disk drives is typically compressed in order to take less space. You will find many different algorithms for compressing info and they have different effectiveness based upon the content. A lot of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data can be lost, while others delete unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality once the data is uncompressed. This process uses a lot of processing time, so a hosting server needs to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data quickly. An instance 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 Web Hosting

The cloud web hosting platform where your cloud web hosting account will be generated works by using the revolutionary ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned employs is better in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method which many other file systems use, but it is also faster. The gains may be significant especially on compressible content such as website files. Although it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed data from a hard drive, so the performance of each website hosted on our servers will be upgraded. The better and quicker compression rates also make it possible for us to generate numerous daily backups of the entire content in every single Internet hosting account, so if you delete something by accident, the last backup that we have won't be more than a couple of hours old. This can be done as the backups take considerably less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not change the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is one of the best algorithms out there and positively the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it can uncompress data at a higher speed than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. That way, using LZ4 will speed up any website that runs on a platform where the algorithm is enabled. This high performance requires a lot of CPU processing time, that's provided by the large number of clusters working together as a part of our platform. Furthermore, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and keep them for a month as they will take much less space than typical backups and will be created much more quickly without loading the servers.