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 as information recorded on hard disk drives is generally compressed in order to take less space. You will find various algorithms for compressing information and they offer different effectiveness based upon the content. A lot of them remove only the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others erase unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality once the particular data is uncompressed. This process requires a lot of processing time, so an internet hosting server needs to be powerful enough to be able to compress and uncompress data quickly. An illustration 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 Hosting

The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is called LZ4. It can supercharge the performance of any Internet site hosted in a cloud hosting account with us as not only does it compress info more efficiently than algorithms employed by other file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform because it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to generate backups faster and on reduced disk space, so we shall have multiple daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't change the performance of the servers. This way, we could always recover the content that you could have removed by accident.

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 is one of 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 faster rate than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will accelerate any kind of website that runs on a platform where this algorithm is enabled. This high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, that is provided by the great number of clusters working together as a part of our platform. Furthermore, LZ4 allows us to generate several backups of your content every day and have them for a month as they'll take a reduced amount of space than regular backups and will be created considerably faster without loading the servers.