Data Compression in Hosting
The compression algorithm which we employ on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new hosting account will be created is called LZ4 and it is used by the advanced ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is superior to the ones other file systems use as its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data considerably quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens more quickly than data can be read from a hard drive. Consequently, LZ4 improves the performance of every Internet site stored on a server that uses this particular algorithm. We use LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to produce multiple daily backups of the whole content of all accounts and store them for 30 days. Not only do these backups take less space, but in addition their generation won't slow the servers down like it often happens with some other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is much faster, particularly when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed information can be read from a hard drive, so your sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using plenty of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform as it consists of a lot of clusters working together. In addition to the improved performance, you'll have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you could recover any deleted content with just a couple of clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them as they need significantly less space than standard backups.