Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits that have to be stored or transmitted and this process is very important in the web hosting field as data kept on hard drives is often compressed in order to take less space. There are different algorithms for compressing information and they have different efficiency depending on the content. Many of them remove only the redundant bits, so no data will be lost, while others delete unneeded bits, which results in worse quality once your data is uncompressed. This process requires plenty of processing time, therefore an internet hosting server has to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data quickly. One example 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 Cloud Hosting

The compression algorithm which we work with on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new cloud hosting account will be created is known as LZ4 and it is used by the cutting-edge ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is superior to the ones other file systems use as its compression ratio is higher and it processes data a lot faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens more quickly than information can be read from a hard disk. Because of this, LZ4 improves the performance of each and every website stored on a server which uses this algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to make multiple daily backups of the entire content of all accounts and store them for thirty days. Not only do our backups take less space, but in addition their generation won't slow the servers down like it often happens with various other file systems.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our company, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that's behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, particularly when it comes to uncompressing website content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed info can be read from a hard disk drive, so your sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using a great deal of CPU processing time, that's not an issue for our platform since it consists of numerous clusters working together. Together with the superior performance, you'll have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you will be able to restore any deleted content with just a couple of clicks. The backups are available for a whole month and we can afford to keep them as they take a lot less space compared to conventional backups.