Data compression is the reduction of the number of bits which need to be saved or transmitted and this particular process is quite important in the internet hosting field as info filed on hard drives is typically compressed so as to take less space. You'll find many different algorithms for compressing info and they have different efficiency based upon the content. A lot of them remove only the redundant bits, so no data will be lost, while others erase unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality when the data is uncompressed. The process uses plenty of processing time, so an internet hosting server needs to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data quickly. An instance how binary code can be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, as an alternative to storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Hosting

The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is named LZ4. It can upgrade the performance of any site hosted in a hosting account on our end since not only does it compress data significantly better than algorithms used by other file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a great deal of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform owing to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backups much more rapidly and on less disk space, so we will have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not influence the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always restore all content that you may have removed by mistake.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is among the best algorithms out there and certainly the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data at a higher speed than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. That way, using LZ4 will boost any kind of website that runs on a platform where the algorithm is enabled. This high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, that's provided by the numerous clusters working together as a part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 enables us to generate several backups of your content every day and have them for a month as they'll take a smaller amount of space than regular backups and will be generated much quicker without loading the servers.