The term data compression identifies decreasing the number of bits of data which has to be stored or transmitted. This can be done with or without the loss of data, so what will be erased in the course of the compression will be either redundant data or unnecessary one. When the data is uncompressed afterwards, in the first case the data and the quality will be the same, while in the second case the quality will be worse. You can find various compression algorithms which are better for various sort of data. Compressing and uncompressing data frequently takes lots of processing time, which means that the server carrying out the action should have sufficient resources in order to be able to process the data quick enough. A simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many consecutive positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 inside the binary code instead of storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud hosting account shall be generated employs the advanced ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter uses is superior in many aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method which other file systems use, but it's also a lot faster. The gains are significant particularly on compressible content such as website files. Although it could sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk, so the performance of each and every website hosted on our servers will be improved. The better and quicker compression rates also make it possible for us to make numerous daily backups of the entire content in every single web hosting account, so should you delete anything by mistake, the last backup which we have will not be more than a few hours old. This can be done as the backups take a lot less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not affect the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our firm, you'll be able to 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 a higher compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, in particular with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even faster than uncompressed info can be read from a hard disk drive, so your 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. Besides the superior performance, you will also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you could restore any deleted content with several clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them since they take a lot less space compared to standard backups.