Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits which have to be stored or transmitted and the process is really important in the internet hosting field as data stored on hard disks is usually compressed so as to take less space. There are many different algorithms for compressing information and they provide different effectiveness based upon the content. Some of them remove only the redundant bits, so that no data can be lost, while others erase unneeded bits, which results in worse quality when your data is uncompressed. This method 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 instantly. One example how binary code may be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, in contrast to storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting

The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud web hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can improve the performance of any Internet site hosted in a cloud web hosting account with us since not only does it compress info much better than algorithms used by other file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This can be done by using a great deal of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform considering the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to create backups much quicker and on lower disk space, so we can have several daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not influence the performance of the servers. That way, we could always recover all content that you may have removed by accident.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our firm, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that's behind our advanced cloud hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, especially with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed information can be read from a hard drive, so your Internet sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using lots of CPU processing time, that is not an issue for our platform because it consists of multiple clusters working together. Together with the improved performance, you'll have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you will be able to restore any deleted content with just a couple of clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them because they take considerably less space compared to standard backups.