The term data compression describes decreasing the number of bits of data that has to be stored or transmitted. This can be achieved with or without losing data, which means that what will be erased in the course of the compression will be either redundant data or unnecessary one. When the data is uncompressed afterwards, in the first case the information and its quality will be identical, while in the second case the quality will be worse. There are different compression algorithms that are more effective for various type of information. Compressing and uncompressing data frequently takes a lot of processing time, therefore the server carrying out the action must have ample resources in order to be able to process your data quick enough. An example how information can be compressed is to store just how many sequential positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 inside the binary code instead of storing the particular 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud hosting account will be created employs the revolutionary ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter uses is better in many aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method that a number of other file systems use, but it is also much faster. The benefits will be significant especially on compressible content like website files. While it may sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk drive, so the performance of each website hosted on our servers shall be enhanced. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to generate a number of daily backups of the full content in each Internet hosting account, so if you delete something by mistake, the last back-up copy which we have will not be more than a couple of hours old. This is possible as the backups take significantly less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not change the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It's among the best algorithms out there and definitely the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it'll uncompress data quicker than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. Thus, using LZ4 will speed up any kind of 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. Furthermore, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and have them for a month as they will take a reduced amount of space than typical backups and will be generated much quicker without loading the servers.