Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The compression algorithm that we employ on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new cloud web hosting account will be created is called LZ4 and it's used by the advanced ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems employ since its compression ratio is higher and it processes data considerably quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens even faster than info can be read from a hdd. Because of this, LZ4 improves the performance of each Internet site hosted on a server that uses the algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to make a number of daily backups of the entire content of all accounts and store them for a month. Not only do the backup copies take less space, but in addition their generation won't slow the servers down like it often happens with some other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server plans which we supply are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS works with a compression algorithm known as LZ4 that is greater than any other algorithm you will find in terms of speed and compression ratio when it comes to processing website content. This is valid especially when data is uncompressed since LZ4 does that more rapidly than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk and as a result, sites running on a platform where LZ4 is enabled will work faster. We can take full advantage of this feature regardless of the fact that it requires quite a large amount of CPU processing time because our platform uses a lot of powerful servers working together and we don't create accounts on just a single machine like many companies do. There is one more benefit of using LZ4 - since it compresses data really well and does that very fast, we can also generate several daily backups of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for a month. This way, you can always restore any content that you delete by mistake.