Data compression is the reduction of the number of bits which need to be stored or transmitted and this particular process is quite important in the internet hosting field since info kept on hard drives is generally compressed in order to take less space. There are various algorithms for compressing info and they offer different efficiency based upon the content. Many of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data can be lost, while others remove unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality when the data is uncompressed. This process needs plenty of processing time, which means that a web hosting server has to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data instantly. An instance how binary code may be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five consecutive 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud hosting platform where your cloud website hosting account will be created employs the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter employs is better in various aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method which a number of other file systems use, but it is also much quicker. The gains will be significant especially on compressible content like website files. Despite the fact that it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard drive, so the performance of any website hosted on our servers shall be improved. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to generate a large number of daily backups of the whole content in each hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by accident, the last back-up copy which we have won't be more than a few hours old. This is possible because the backups take much less space and their generation is fast enough, to not change the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our firm, you will be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud web hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is much quicker, especially with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed data can be read from a hard drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using a great deal of CPU processing time, that's not a problem for our platform because it consists of multiple clusters working together. Together with the superior performance, you will also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you will be able to recover any deleted content with just a couple of clicks. The backups are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them because they need considerably less space compared to ordinary backups.