The term data compression refers to decreasing the number of bits of information that needs to be saved or transmitted. This can be done with or without the loss of data, so what will be deleted throughout the compression shall be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed afterwards, in the first case the data and its quality will be the same, whereas in the second case the quality shall be worse. There are different compression algorithms which are more effective for different kind of information. Compressing and uncompressing data frequently takes a lot of processing time, which means that the server executing the action must have sufficient resources in order to be able to process your info quick enough. A simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many consecutive positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 within the binary code rather than storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your hosting account will be made works by using the advanced ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter uses is superior in various aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method which many other file systems use, but it is also a lot faster. The gains may be significant in particular on compressible content such as website files. Even though it could sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk drive, so the performance of each and every Internet site hosted on our servers will be improved. The better and faster compression rates also make it possible for us to generate a large number of daily backups of the entire content in every single Internet hosting account, so in the event you delete something by accident, the last backup that we have won't be more than a few hours old. This can be done as the backups take a lot less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not change the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our company, you will be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system which is behind our advanced cloud web hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is considerably faster, in particular when it comes to uncompressing website content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed data can be read from a hard disk drive, so your sites will perform faster. The higher speed comes at the expense of using plenty of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform because it consists of numerous clusters working together. Together with the improved performance, you will also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you can recover any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them because they take significantly less space compared to traditional backups.