Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits that need to be saved or transmitted and this particular process is quite important in the internet hosting field because info recorded on hard disks is usually compressed to take less space. There are many different algorithms for compressing data and they provide different effectiveness based upon the content. Some of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data can be lost, while others remove unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality once the particular data is uncompressed. The process needs plenty of processing time, which means that a hosting server has to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data right away. An illustration how binary code may be compressed is by "remembering" that there are five consecutive 1s, for example, as an alternative to storing all five 1s.
Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud hosting
account shall be made works by using the revolutionary ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the aforementioned uses is superior in lots of aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that a number of other file systems use, but it is also faster. The benefits can be significant in particular on compressible content like website files. Despite the fact that it could sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard drive, so the performance of any website hosted on our servers will be better. The better and faster compression rates also make it possible for us to produce numerous daily backups of the full content in each Internet hosting account, so if you delete something by mistake, the last backup that we have will not be more than a couple of hours old. This is possible because the backups take significantly less space and their generation is fast enough, to not change the performance of our servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our firm, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which is behind our advanced cloud hosting platform. What differentiates LZ4 from all other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is much quicker, especially with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed information can be read from a hard drive, so your sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using a considerable amount of CPU processing time, that is not an issue for our platform because it consists of a lot of clusters working together. In addition to the better performance, you'll have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you could restore any deleted content with a couple of clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them since they take significantly less space than standard backups.