Data compression is the decrease of the number of bits which have to be saved or transmitted and this process is rather important in the internet hosting field due to the fact that data located on hard disk drives is typically compressed to take less space. You'll find various algorithms for compressing info and they have different efficiency based on the content. Some of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others remove unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality when the data is uncompressed. The process employs a lot of processing time, which means that a web hosting server has to be powerful enough so as to be able to compress and uncompress data quickly. An illustration how binary code can be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, as an alternative to storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Shared Hosting

The cloud hosting platform where your shared hosting account will be generated uses the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter employs is better in lots of aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method that some other file systems use, but it is also much quicker. The benefits may be significant in particular on compressible content like website files. Despite the fact that it could sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk drive, so the performance of any site hosted on our servers will be improved. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to produce a number of daily backups of the full content in every single Internet hosting account, so should you delete anything by mistake, the last back-up copy that we have will not be more than a couple of hours old. This is possible because the backups take a lot less space and their generation is quick enough, to not affect the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our company, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that's behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is way quicker, particularly with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even faster than uncompressed info can be read from a hard disk drive, so your websites will perform better. The higher speed comes at the expense of using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not an issue for our platform since it consists of multiple clusters working together. Besides the superior performance, you'll also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you will be able to restore any deleted content with just a couple of clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them since they take significantly less space compared to ordinary backups.