Data Compression in Shared Website Hosting
The ZFS file system that operates on our cloud Internet hosting platform uses a compression algorithm named LZ4. The aforementioned is a lot faster and better than every other algorithm you can find, particularly for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the performance of sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Since the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that quickly, we are able to generate several backup copies of all the content kept in the shared website hosting accounts on our servers on a daily basis. Both your content and its backups will need reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work extremely fast, the backup generation will not influence the performance of the web servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform that runs using the innovative ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm known as LZ4, that is a lot better than other algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is significant especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 faster than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk drive. This is the reason why websites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform faster since the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. site content. An additional advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep need significantly less space and they're generated a lot quicker, which allows us to have multiple daily backups of your files and databases.