Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits which need to be stored or transmitted and this process is really important in the internet hosting field since info kept on hard drives is generally compressed so as to take less space. There're various algorithms for compressing info and they provide different effectiveness based upon the content. A lot of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others remove unneeded bits, which leads to worse quality once the particular data is uncompressed. The process employs a lot of processing time, which means that a hosting server should be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data right away. An instance how binary code may be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting

The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform is called LZ4. It can improve the performance of any site hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our end as not only does it compress info significantly better than algorithms used by other file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the HDD reading speeds. This can be done by using a great deal of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform owing to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backup copies at a higher speed and on reduced disk space, so we will have multiple daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't change the performance of the servers. That way, we could always restore any kind of content that you may have removed by mistake.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites 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 that's behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, in particular when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed data can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed comes at the expense of using plenty of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform as it consists of numerous clusters working together. In combination with the better performance, you'll also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you could recover any deleted content with just a couple of clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them as they take significantly less space compared to traditional backups.