The term data compression identifies lowering the number of bits of data which has to be saved or transmitted. This can be achieved with or without the loss of information, which means that what will be removed at the time of the compression can be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed afterwards, in the first case the info and its quality shall be identical, whereas in the second case the quality shall be worse. There're various compression algorithms that are more effective for different sort of info. Compressing and uncompressing data generally takes plenty of processing time, therefore the server executing the action needs to have adequate resources to be able to process your info fast enough. A simple example how information can be compressed is to store how many sequential 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 Shared Hosting

The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform is named LZ4. It can improve the performance of any Internet site hosted in a shared hosting account on our end as not only does it compress data more effectively than algorithms used by various other file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This can be done by using a great deal of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform because it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backup copies at a higher speed and on less disk space, so we will have several daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't affect the performance of the servers. In this way, we can always restore any kind of content that you may have deleted by accident.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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