Data Compression in Web Hosting
The compression algorithm which we employ on the cloud web hosting platform where your new web hosting account shall be created is called LZ4 and it is applied by the revolutionary ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems employ since its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data significantly quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens at a faster rate than information can be read from a hard drive. Therefore, LZ4 improves the performance of any Internet site located on a server which uses the algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio let us produce multiple daily backups of the entire content of all accounts and store them for one month. Not only do the backups take less space, but also their generation will not slow the servers down like it often happens with various other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server plans that we offer are created on a powerful cloud platform that runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS employs a compression algorithm called LZ4 that is greater than any other algorithm on the market in terms of speed and compression ratio when it comes to processing web content. This is valid particularly when data is uncompressed because LZ4 does that quicker than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard drive and because of this, Internet sites running on a platform where LZ4 is present will function at a higher speed. We are able to take advantage of this feature despite of the fact that it requires quite a lot of CPU processing time as our platform uses a large number of powerful servers working together and we do not create accounts on just a single machine like the majority of companies do. There's another advantage of using LZ4 - since it compresses data very well and does that speedily, we can also make multiple daily backup copies of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for a whole month. In this way, you can always bring back any content that you erase by accident.