The term data compression means decreasing the number of bits of information which needs to be stored or transmitted. You can do this with or without the loss of info, so what will be erased throughout the compression will be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed later on, in the first case the info and its quality shall be identical, whereas in the second case the quality will be worse. You can find different compression algorithms which are better for various type of information. Compressing and uncompressing data frequently takes plenty of processing time, which means that the server carrying out the action should have sufficient resources to be able to process the info quick enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many consecutive positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 within the binary code rather than storing the particular 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting

The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can enhance the performance of any site hosted in a shared web hosting account with us because not only does it compress info more efficiently than algorithms employed by alternative file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform because it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to generate backup copies at a higher speed and on lower disk space, so we can have several daily backups of your files and databases and their generation won't change the performance of the servers. That way, we can always recover the content that you may have erased by mistake.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It's among the best algorithms out there and positively the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data much faster than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will boost any kind of Internet site that runs on a platform where the algorithm is enabled. The high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, that is provided by the multitude of clusters working together as part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 allows us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and keep them for a month as they will take a reduced amount of space than standard backups and will be created considerably faster without loading the servers.