Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits that have to be stored or transmitted and this particular process is quite important in the internet hosting field because info recorded on hard disks is often compressed to take less space. You can find various algorithms for compressing information and they offer different effectiveness depending on the content. A number of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others remove unneeded bits, which leads to worse quality when the data is uncompressed. The method consumes plenty of processing time, which means that a hosting server should be powerful enough to be able to compress and uncompress data immediately. An example how binary code can be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five consecutive 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting

The compression algorithm which we work with on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new shared web hosting account shall be created is named LZ4 and it's used by the cutting-edge ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is far better than the ones other file systems work with since its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens faster than information can be read from a hard drive. Consequently, LZ4 improves the performance of every site stored on a server that uses this particular algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to generate multiple daily backups of the entire content of all accounts and store them for thirty days. Not only do these backup copies take less space, but in addition their generation does not slow the servers down like it often happens with alternative file systems.

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 which is behind our advanced cloud hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, especially when it comes 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 better. The higher speed comes at the expense of using a great deal of CPU processing time, that's not a problem for our platform since it consists of numerous clusters working together. In combination with the improved performance, you'll have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you can recover any deleted content with several clicks. The backups are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them since they need a lot less space compared to traditional backups.