The term data compression means decreasing the number of bits of information which has to be stored or transmitted. This can be done with or without losing data, which means that what will be removed throughout the compression will be either redundant data or unnecessary one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the content and its quality shall be identical, while in the second case the quality will be worse. There're various compression algorithms that are better for different sort of info. Compressing and uncompressing data usually takes plenty of processing time, therefore the server carrying out the action needs to have plenty of resources to be able to process your data fast enough. A simple example how information can be compressed is to store how many consecutive positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 inside the binary code as an alternative to storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Hosting

The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud hosting platform is named LZ4. It can improve the performance of any Internet site hosted in a hosting account with us as not only does it compress info much better than algorithms employed by various other file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform owing to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to make backup copies more speedily and on less disk space, so we shall have several daily backups of your files and databases and their generation won't influence the performance of the servers. This way, we can always recover any content that you may have deleted by accident.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our firm, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that's behind our advanced cloud web hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is considerably faster, in particular with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even faster than uncompressed information can be read from a hard disk drive, so your websites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using a great deal of CPU processing time, that's not an issue for our platform since it consists of numerous clusters working together. In addition to the better performance, you'll have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you could recover any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to keep them as they need significantly less space than traditional backups.