Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The compression algorithm which we employ on the cloud web hosting platform where your new cloud web hosting account will be created is known as LZ4 and it is applied by the exceptional ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is far better than the ones other file systems work with as its compression ratio is higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens quicker than data can be read from a hard disk drive. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of any website stored on a server which uses this algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to generate several daily backup copies of the full content of all accounts and store them for thirty days. Not only do the backups take less space, but in addition their generation will not slow the servers down like it can often happen with various other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform which runs on the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm known as LZ4, which is far better than alternative algorithms in terms of compression ratio and speed. The gain is noticeable particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much quicker than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a HDD. That's why websites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform faster because the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. site content. An additional advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep require less space and they are generated a lot faster, which enables us to keep a couple of daily backups of your files and databases.