Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm that we use on the cloud web hosting platform where your new cloud hosting account shall be created is named LZ4 and it is used by the state-of-the-art ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems use as its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens more quickly than information can be read from a hdd. Therefore, LZ4 improves the performance of every Internet site stored on a server which uses this algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to generate several daily backup copies of the whole content of all accounts and store them for 30 days. Not only do our backup copies take less space, but in addition their generation will not slow the servers down like it can often happen with many other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account will be created on a cloud platform which runs using the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm known as LZ4, that's far better than all other algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is noticeable especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 quicker than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a HDD. That's why Internet sites running on a platform that employs LZ4 compression perform better because the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. site content. One more advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep require much less space and are generated quicker, which enables us to keep a couple of daily backups of your files and databases.