Data compression is the decrease of the number of bits which have to be saved or transmitted and this particular process is really important in the internet hosting field because info stored on hard disks is usually compressed to take less space. You'll find many different algorithms for compressing information and they have different effectiveness depending on the content. Some of them remove only the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others delete unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality once the data is uncompressed. The method employs plenty of processing time, therefore an internet hosting server needs to be powerful enough so as to be able to compress and uncompress data instantly. One example 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 Web Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your web hosting account shall be generated employs the innovative ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the aforementioned uses is better in various aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method which similar file systems use, but it is also considerably faster. The benefits will be significant particularly on compressible content which includes website files. Despite the fact that it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk drive, so the performance of each and every site hosted on our servers will be boosted. The better and faster compression rates also allow us to make a large number of daily backups of the whole content in each and every hosting account, so if you delete anything by accident, 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 fast enough, to not affect the performance of the servers.

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 among the best algorithms out there and positively the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it can uncompress data at a higher speed than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. That way, using LZ4 will quicken any Internet site that runs on a platform where this algorithm is present. This high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, which is provided by the large number of clusters working together as a part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 enables us to generate several backups of your content every day and have them for one month as they'll take a smaller amount of space than typical backups and will be created much more quickly without loading the servers.