Data compression is the reduction of the number of bits which need to be saved or transmitted and the process is very important in the internet hosting field due to the fact that info located on hard disks is often compressed to take less space. You will find different algorithms for compressing information and they provide different efficiency depending on the content. A number of them remove just the redundant bits, so no data can be lost, while others erase unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality once your data is uncompressed. This process uses a lot of processing time, therefore a hosting server needs to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data immediately. An example 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 Shared Hosting
The cloud hosting platform where your shared hosting account is made uses the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned employs is greater in a number of aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method that similar file systems use, but it is also faster. The gains are significant in particular on compressible content which includes website files. While it could sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk drive, so the performance of each Internet site hosted on our servers will be better. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to produce a number of daily backups of the whole content in every single Internet hosting account, so should you delete anything by accident, the last back-up copy which we have will not be more than several hours old. This is possible because the backups take considerably less space and their generation is quick enough, to not influence the performance of our servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The ZFS file system which 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 definitely the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it can uncompress data much faster than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. That way, using LZ4 will accelerate any kind of site that runs on a platform where the algorithm is present. The high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, that's provided by the multitude of clusters working together as part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 allows us to generate several backups of your content every day and have them for one month as they will take a reduced amount of space than standard backups and will be generated considerably quicker without loading the servers.