Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform uses a compression algorithm called LZ4. The latter is substantially faster and better than any other algorithm you will find, particularly for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard drive, which improves the performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Since the algorithm compresses data really well and it does that quickly, we can generate several backups of all the content kept in the cloud web 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 change the performance of the web hosting servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting plans which we supply are created on a powerful cloud platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS employs a compression algorithm called LZ4 that is superior to any other algorithm these days in terms of speed and data compression ratio when it comes to processing website content. This is valid particularly when data is uncompressed since LZ4 does that quicker than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk and owing to this, Internet sites running on a platform where LZ4 is present will function at a higher speed. We can benefit from this feature despite of the fact that it needs quite a lot of CPU processing time because our platform uses a number of powerful servers working together and we never create accounts on a single machine like a lot of companies do. There is another benefit of using LZ4 - given that it compresses data very well and does that speedily, we can also generate multiple daily backups of all accounts without affecting the performance of the servers and keep them for a whole month. That way, you can always restore any content that you erase by accident.