Data compression is the decrease of the number of bits that have to be stored or transmitted and this process is rather important in the web hosting field because info filed on HDDs is typically compressed to take less space. You will find various algorithms for compressing info and they offer different efficiency based on the content. Some of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others erase unneeded bits, which leads to worse quality when the particular data is uncompressed. This process requires a lot of processing time, which means that an internet hosting server has to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data right away. An instance how binary code can be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud hosting account shall be created employs the revolutionary ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter uses is greater in many aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method which similar file systems use, but it's also much quicker. The gains may be significant particularly on compressible content like website files. While it may sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk, so the performance of each and every Internet site hosted on our servers will be improved. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to produce a number of daily backups of the full content in each and every web hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by accident, the last back-up copy that we have won't be more than a few hours old. This is possible because the backups take much less space and their generation is fast enough, to not influence the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our firm, you will be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which is behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What differentiates LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is considerably faster, particularly when it comes to uncompressing website content. It does that even faster than uncompressed info can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using plenty of CPU processing time, that is not an issue for our platform as it consists of a large number of clusters working together. Besides the better performance, you will also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you could restore any deleted content with a couple of clicks. The backups are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them as they take considerably less space compared to ordinary backups.