Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits which should be saved or transmitted and this process is quite important in the internet hosting field since info kept on hard drives is generally compressed to take less space. You will find various algorithms for compressing info and they provide different efficiency based upon the content. Some of them remove only the redundant bits, so that no data can be lost, while others delete unnecessary bits, which leads to worse quality once your data is uncompressed. The method consumes plenty of processing time, therefore an internet hosting server should be powerful enough to be able to compress and uncompress data in real time. An instance how binary code may be compressed is by "remembering" that there are five consecutive 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.
Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud web hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can boost the performance of any Internet site hosted in a shared hosting
account on our end as not only does it compress data more efficiently than algorithms used by various other file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a great deal of CPU processing time, which 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 generate backup copies quicker and on lower disk space, so we shall have several daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not influence the performance of the servers. This way, we can always recover all the content that you may have removed by mistake.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated server
account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is among the best algorithms out there and positively the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data faster than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. That way, using LZ4 will boost every Internet site that runs on a platform where this algorithm is present. This high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, which is provided by the large number of clusters working together as part of our platform. Furthermore, LZ4 allows us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and save them for one month as they will take much less space than standard backups and will be generated considerably faster without loading the servers.