Data compression is the decrease of the number of bits that should be stored or transmitted and this particular process is rather important in the internet hosting field due to the fact that info recorded on HDDs is often compressed in order to take less space. You will find different algorithms for compressing information and they provide different effectiveness based upon the content. Some of them remove only the redundant bits, so no data can be lost, while others remove unneeded bits, which results in worse quality when the particular data is uncompressed. This process employs a lot of processing time, so a hosting server has to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data immediately. An illustration how binary code can be compressed is by "remembering" that there are five sequential 1s, for example, in contrast to storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud hosting platform where your shared website hosting account shall be generated uses the innovative ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is better in a number of aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method which some other file systems use, but it is also considerably faster. The benefits can be significant in particular on compressible content which includes website files. Even though it may sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk, so the performance of any Internet site hosted on our servers shall be boosted. The better and quicker compression rates also make it possible for us to generate a large number of daily backups of the entire content in each and every web hosting account, so should you delete something by mistake, the last back-up copy which we have won't be more than a couple of hours old. This is possible because the backups take significantly less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not change the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our firm, you can 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 distinguishes LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is considerably faster, particularly with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed information can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using a lot of CPU processing time, that's not an issue for our platform as it consists of a large number of clusters working together. In combination with the superior performance, you'll also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you will be able to recover any deleted content with several clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them since they need considerably less space compared to conventional backups.