Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits that should be saved or transmitted and this particular process is very important in the internet hosting field due to the fact that info recorded on hard disks is typically compressed so as to take less space. You'll find different algorithms for compressing data and they provide different effectiveness based on the content. A number of them remove only the redundant bits, so that no data can be lost, while others delete unneeded bits, which results in worse quality once the data is uncompressed. The process needs plenty of processing time, so a hosting server has to be powerful enough so as to be able to compress and uncompress data in real time. An instance how binary code could be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, as an alternative to storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud web hosting platform where your cloud web hosting account will be generated works by using the impressive ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter employs is superior in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method which some other file systems use, but it's also quicker. The gains are significant in particular on compressible content which includes website files. Although it could sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk drive, so the performance of any website hosted on our servers shall be enhanced. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to generate a large number of daily backups of the whole content in every single hosting account, so should you delete anything by mistake, the last backup which we have won't be more than a couple of hours old. This is possible as the backups take a lot less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not influence the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers

The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated server account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is among the best algorithms out there and definitely the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it'll uncompress data quicker than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. That way, using LZ4 will quicken every site that runs on a platform where the algorithm is present. This high performance requires a lot of CPU processing time, which is provided by the numerous clusters working together as a part of our platform. In addition to that, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backups of your content every day and save them for a month as they'll take a reduced amount of space than standard backups and will be generated much more quickly without loading the servers.