The term data compression means decreasing the number of bits of information that has to be saved or transmitted. This can be done with or without the loss of data, so what will be removed at the time of the compression will be either redundant data or unnecessary one. When the data is uncompressed afterwards, in the first case the content and its quality shall be the same, whereas in the second case the quality shall be worse. You will find various compression algorithms which are more effective for different type of info. Compressing and uncompressing data frequently takes a lot of processing time, so the server carrying out the action needs to have plenty of resources in order to be able to process the info fast enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many sequential positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 in the binary code rather than storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting

The compression algorithm that we use on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new cloud web hosting account will be created is known as LZ4 and it's applied by the advanced ZFS file system that powers the system. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems employ since its compression ratio is higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens faster than info can be read from a hard disk. As a result, LZ4 improves the performance of every Internet site stored on a server that uses this algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to generate a couple of daily backup copies of the entire content of all accounts and keep them for a month. Not only do the backups take less space, but in addition their generation will not slow the servers down like it can often happen with various other file systems.

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 is one of the best algorithms out there and certainly the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data at a faster rate than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. In 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 plenty of CPU processing time, that is provided by the numerous clusters working together as a part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 allows us to generate several backups of your content every day and keep them for one month as they'll take much less space than regular backups and will be generated considerably quicker without loading the servers.