The term data compression identifies decreasing the number of bits of info that has to be stored or transmitted. You can do this with or without losing data, so what will be removed during the compression shall be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the info and its quality shall be the same, whereas in the second case the quality will be worse. You will find different compression algorithms that are more efficient for different sort of info. Compressing and uncompressing data frequently takes lots of processing time, therefore the server carrying out the action must have adequate resources to be able to process your info fast enough. A simple example how information can be compressed is to store how many consecutive positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 inside the binary code as an alternative to storing the particular 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting

The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can improve the performance of any Internet site hosted in a shared web hosting account on our end because not only does it compress data much better than algorithms employed by various file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform due to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to make backups much quicker and on less disk space, so we shall have several daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't influence the performance of the servers. This way, we can always recover any kind of content that you may have deleted by mistake.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company, you will be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed 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 better compression ratio and it is way quicker, especially with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed data can be read from a hard disk drive, so your sites will perform faster. The higher speed comes at the expense of using a considerable amount of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform as it consists of numerous clusters working together. In addition to the superior performance, you'll have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you will be able to restore any deleted content with just a couple of clicks. The backups are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them because they need considerably less space than standard backups.