Data compression is the decrease of the number of bits which need to be saved or transmitted and the process is rather important in the internet hosting field due to the fact that information located on HDDs is generally compressed so as to take less space. There're many different algorithms for compressing data and they have different efficiency depending on the content. Some of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others delete unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality once the data is uncompressed. The process uses a lot of processing time, so an internet hosting server should be powerful enough to be able to compress and uncompress data in real time. An illustration how binary code could be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five consecutive 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud hosting platform where your shared website hosting account is made works by using the reliable ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter employs is superior in a number of aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method that many other file systems use, but it's also considerably faster. The gains may be significant in particular on compressible content which includes website files. Even though it could sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk, so the performance of each Internet site hosted on our servers shall be upgraded. The better and faster compression rates also allow us to produce numerous daily backups of the full content in each and every Internet hosting account, so should you delete something by accident, the last backup which we have won't be more than a few hours old. This can be done because the backups take much less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not influence the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company, you'll be able to 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 distinguishes LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is much faster, in particular when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed info can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using a considerable amount of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform as it consists of a large number of clusters working together. In addition to the better performance, you'll have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you'll be able to 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 significantly less space than traditional backups.