Data compression is the reduction of the number of bits which have to be stored or transmitted and the process is quite important in the internet hosting field because data recorded on hard drives is often compressed so as to take less space. There are different algorithms for compressing info and they provide different efficiency depending on 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 once your data is uncompressed. This process needs a lot of processing time, which means that an internet hosting server should be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data in real time. An illustration how binary code could be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five consecutive 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud hosting platform where your cloud hosting account shall be created works by using the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter uses is superior in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that a number of other file systems use, but it is also faster. The gains will be significant particularly on compressible content which includes website files. Even though it could sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard drive, so the performance of every Internet site hosted on our servers shall be better. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to produce multiple daily backups of the whole content in each and every Internet hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by accident, the last backup which we have won't be more than several hours old. This can be done as the backups take significantly less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not affect 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 best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it can uncompress data quicker than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will accelerate every Internet 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 numerous clusters working together as part of our platform. In addition to that, LZ4 allows us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and save them for one month as they'll take much less space than regular backups and will be created much faster without loading the servers.