Data compression is the compacting of information by decreasing the number of bits which are stored or transmitted. In this way, the compressed info takes considerably less disk space than the initial one, so additional content can be stored using the same amount of space. You will find different compression algorithms that function in different ways and with many of them only the redundant bits are erased, which means that once the info is uncompressed, there is no decrease in quality. Others delete unneeded bits, but uncompressing the data subsequently will lead to lower quality in comparison with the original. Compressing and uncompressing content requires a large amount of system resources, and in particular CPU processing time, so every Internet hosting platform which uses compression in real time needs to have ample power to support this feature. An example how data can be compressed is to replace a binary code such as 111111 with 6x1 i.e. "remembering" the number of sequential 1s or 0s there should be instead of saving the actual code.

Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud web hosting account shall be made works by using the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter uses is better in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method which similar file systems use, but it is also quicker. The benefits can be significant particularly on compressible content like website files. Even though it could sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk drive, so the performance of every Internet site hosted on our servers shall be enhanced. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to generate a large number of daily backups of the full content in every single hosting account, so should you delete something by mistake, the last back-up copy which we have will not be more than a few hours old. This can be done because the backups take a lot less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not affect the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is among the best algorithms out there and certainly the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data much faster than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. In this way, using LZ4 will accelerate any kind of Internet site that runs on a platform where this algorithm is enabled. The high performance requires a lot of CPU processing time, that is provided by the multitude of clusters working together as a part of our platform. What's more, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backups of your content every day and save them for a month as they'll take a reduced amount of space than typical backups and will be generated much quicker without loading the servers.