Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits which need to be saved or transmitted and this particular process is really important in the web hosting field since info stored on hard disks is typically compressed in order to take less space. You will find different algorithms for compressing info and they offer different efficiency depending on the content. Many of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data can be lost, while others remove unneeded bits, which results in worse quality when your data is uncompressed. This method consumes plenty of processing time, which means that a web hosting server should 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, rather than storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting

The compression algorithm which we work with on the cloud web hosting platform where your new cloud website hosting account will be created is known as LZ4 and it's used by the cutting-edge ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems use since its compression ratio is higher and it processes data significantly faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens quicker than data can be read from a hard disk drive. As a result, LZ4 improves the performance of any website hosted on a server which uses the algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to produce multiple daily backup copies of the entire content of all accounts and store them for one month. Not only do our backup copies take less space, but in addition their generation will not slow the servers down like it often happens with many other file systems.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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