Data compression is the decrease of the number of bits that have to be saved or transmitted and this particular process is rather important in the web hosting field because information kept on hard disk drives is often compressed so as to take less space. You can find many different algorithms for compressing data and they have different efficiency based upon the content. A number of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others delete unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality once your data is uncompressed. The method requires a lot of processing time, therefore an internet hosting server should be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data in real time. An example how binary code may be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five consecutive 1s, for example, as an alternative to storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Website Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your website hosting account shall be generated uses the reliable ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is better in various aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that similar file systems use, but it is also considerably faster. The benefits are significant particularly on compressible content which includes website files. While it could sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk, so the performance of each and every site hosted on our servers will be upgraded. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to generate a large number of daily backups of the full content in every single Internet hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by accident, the last backup which we have won't be more than a couple of hours old. This can be done because the backups take considerably less space and their generation is fast enough, to not influence the performance of the 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's among the best algorithms out there and positively the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it can uncompress data quicker than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. Thus, using LZ4 will quicken any site that runs on a platform where this algorithm is enabled. The high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, that's provided by the multitude of clusters working together as part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 allows us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and have them for one month as they will take a smaller amount of space than standard backups and will be generated much more quickly without loading the servers.