Data compression is the decrease of the number of bits that need to be saved or transmitted and the process is rather important in the internet hosting field since info recorded on HDDs is typically compressed to take less space. You'll find various algorithms for compressing information and they have different effectiveness based on the content. A number of them remove only the redundant bits, so no data can be lost, while others erase unneeded bits, which results in worse quality once your data is uncompressed. The method needs a lot of processing time, therefore a hosting server should be powerful enough to be able to compress and uncompress data in real time. An instance how binary code could be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, in contrast to storing all five 1s.

Data Compression in Web Hosting

The cloud web hosting platform where your web hosting account shall be generated works by using the innovative ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is better in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method which a variety of other file systems use, but it's also considerably faster. The gains can be significant particularly on compressible content like website files. Despite the fact that it may sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk, so the performance of any Internet site hosted on our servers shall be enhanced. The better and faster compression rates also allow us to make numerous daily backups of the whole content in every single web hosting account, so in the event you delete something by accident, the last backup that we have will not be more than a few hours old. This can be done because the backups take much less space and their generation is quick enough, to not affect the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that's behind our advanced cloud 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 quicker, especially when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed information can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using a great deal of CPU processing time, that's not an issue for our platform because it consists of a large number of clusters working together. Along with the superior performance, you will also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you'll be able to recover any deleted content with a few clicks. The backups are available for a whole month and we can afford to keep them since they need considerably less space compared to conventional backups.