Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits which need to be saved or transmitted and this process is very important in the internet hosting field because information stored on hard disks is often compressed so as to take less space. You'll find many different algorithms for compressing info and they have different effectiveness depending on the content. A number of them remove only the redundant bits, so no data will be lost, while others remove unnecessary bits, which leads to worse quality when the particular data is uncompressed. This method requires a lot of processing time, so a hosting server should be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data right away. An instance how binary code can be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, in contrast to storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud website hosting account shall be made employs the outstanding ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is superior in lots of aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method which a variety of other file systems use, but it is also much quicker. The gains can be significant especially on compressible content like website files. Even though it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk, so the performance of each and every site hosted on our servers shall be boosted. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to make multiple daily backups of the entire content in every single Internet hosting account, so if you delete anything by accident, the last backup which we have will not be more than a few hours old. This is possible as the backups take considerably less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not influence the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account will be created on a cloud platform which runs using the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, that is far better than all other algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is apparent particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 faster than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a HDD. Because of this Internet sites running on a platform which uses LZ4 compression perform faster because the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. web content. An additional advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep require much less space and they're generated a lot faster, which allows us to keep a couple of daily backups of all your files and databases.