Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits that should be stored or transmitted and this process is really important in the internet hosting field because information filed on hard disk drives is usually compressed in order to take less space. You will find many different algorithms for compressing info and they offer different effectiveness based on the content. Many of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others erase unnecessary bits, which leads to worse quality once the particular data is uncompressed. The method needs a lot of processing time, so an internet hosting server needs to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data instantly. An example how binary code may be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud web hosting account shall be made uses the impressive ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the aforementioned employs is superior in many aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that a variety of other file systems use, but it's also a lot quicker. The benefits will be significant in particular on compressible content which includes website files. While it could sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk, so the performance of each website hosted on our servers shall be enhanced. The better and faster compression rates also make it possible for us to generate a number of daily backups of the whole content in every single Internet hosting account, so should you delete something by mistake, the last backup that 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, to not affect the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our firm, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud hosting platform. What differentiates LZ4 from all other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is much faster, particularly with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even faster than uncompressed data can be read from a hard disk drive, so your sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using a considerable amount of CPU processing time, that's not a problem for our platform since it consists of a lot of clusters working together. Together with the better performance, you'll also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you could restore any deleted content with just a few clicks. The backups are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them since they need a lot less space compared to standard backups.