Data compression is the reduction of the number of bits that should be stored or transmitted and the process is rather important in the internet hosting field as information stored on hard drives is generally compressed in order to take less space. There are different algorithms for compressing data and they offer different efficiency based upon the content. A lot of them remove only the redundant bits, so no data can be lost, while others erase unneeded bits, which leads to worse quality once the particular data is uncompressed. The method uses plenty of processing time, so an internet hosting server has to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data in real time. One example 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 Shared Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your shared hosting account shall be made employs the impressive ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter uses is superior in lots of aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that other file systems use, but it is also considerably quicker. The gains may be significant especially on compressible content which includes website files. While it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk, so the performance of each website hosted on our servers will be enhanced. The better and quicker compression rates also make it possible for us to make a large number of daily backups of the entire content in each hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by mistake, the last backup which we have will not be more than several hours old. This is possible because the backups take considerably less space and their generation is quick enough, to not change the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our company, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that's behind our advanced cloud web hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is much quicker, particularly with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed data can be read from a hard drive, so your websites will perform faster. The higher speed comes at the expense of using a considerable amount of CPU processing time, that is not an issue for our platform since it consists of multiple clusters working together. In combination with the superior performance, you'll also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you can restore any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to keep them as they need a lot less space compared to standard backups.