The term data compression refers to reducing the number of bits of info which should be stored or transmitted. This can be done with or without losing data, which means that what will be deleted throughout the compression can be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed afterwards, in the first case the info and the quality shall be the same, while in the second case the quality shall be worse. There are different compression algorithms that are more effective for various kind of information. Compressing and uncompressing data usually takes plenty of processing time, therefore the server performing the action needs to have enough resources in order to be able to process your data quick enough. An example how information can be compressed is to store how many consecutive positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 inside the binary code instead of storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Shared Hosting

The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud web hosting platform is named LZ4. It can upgrade the performance of any Internet site hosted in a shared hosting account on our end as not only does it compress data more effectively than algorithms employed by various other file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the HDD reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform since it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backups much more rapidly and on less disk space, so we shall have several daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't affect the performance of the servers. This way, we could always restore all of the content that you could have erased by accident.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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