Data compression is the decrease of the number of bits which should be saved or transmitted and this process is rather important in the internet hosting field since data recorded on hard disks is usually compressed to take less space. There're many different algorithms for compressing information and they have different effectiveness depending on the content. A number of them remove only the redundant bits, so that no data can be lost, while others remove unneeded bits, which results in worse quality once your data is uncompressed. The process employs plenty of processing time, therefore an internet hosting server has to be powerful enough to be able to compress and uncompress data quickly. An instance how binary code could be compressed is by "remembering" that there are five sequential 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.
Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud website hosting account will be made employs the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned employs is better in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method that a variety of other file systems use, but it is also quicker. The benefits will be significant in particular on compressible content like website files. Despite the fact that it may sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk drive, so the performance of any Internet site hosted on our servers shall be improved. The better and quicker compression rates also make it possible for us to generate multiple daily backups of the entire content in every single web hosting account, so if 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 quick enough, to not affect the performance of the servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated server account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It's among the best algorithms out there and positively the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it can uncompress data at a higher speed than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will speed up every Internet site that runs on a platform where this algorithm is enabled. The high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, that is provided by the numerous clusters working together as part of our platform. In addition to that, LZ4 allows us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and keep them for a month as they will take much less space than standard backups and will be generated much more quickly without loading the servers.