Data compression is the reduction of the number of bits which need to be stored or transmitted and the process is very important in the internet hosting field as data recorded on hard disks is typically compressed so as to take less space. There're various algorithms for compressing data and they offer different effectiveness depending on the content. Some of them remove only the redundant bits, so no data can be lost, while others erase unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality once the data is uncompressed. This process needs plenty of processing time, so an internet hosting server has to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data in real time. One example how binary code may be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five consecutive 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud website hosting account will be created employs the reliable ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is greater in many aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method which similar file systems use, but it's also much quicker. The gains are significant especially on compressible content such as website files. Although it could sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk, so the performance of every Internet site hosted on our servers shall be upgraded. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to generate multiple daily backups of the full content in every single Internet hosting account, so in the event you delete something by mistake, the last backup which we have will not be more than several hours old. This can be done because the backups take much less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not influence the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you host your sites in a semi-dedicated hosting 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 web hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is much faster, particularly with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed info can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using plenty of CPU processing time, that's not an issue for our platform as it consists of a lot of clusters working together. Together with the better performance, you'll have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you can restore any deleted content with a couple of clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to store them because they take a lot less space than ordinary backups.