The term data compression identifies lowering the number of bits of info that has to be saved or transmitted. This can be achieved with or without losing data, which means that what will be deleted throughout the compression shall be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the information and the quality shall be the same, whereas in the second case the quality will be worse. You will find various compression algorithms that are more effective for different sort of information. Compressing and uncompressing data normally takes plenty of processing time, which means that the server carrying out the action should have plenty of resources to be able to process the data quick enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store how many consecutive positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 within the binary code as an alternative to storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The compression algorithm that we use on the cloud web hosting platform where your new cloud hosting account will be created is named LZ4 and it is used by the advanced ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is much better than the ones other file systems employ since its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data significantly faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens at a faster rate than info can be read from a hard disk drive. Consequently, LZ4 improves the performance of any Internet site stored on a server that uses this particular algorithm. We use LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to generate several daily backup copies of the entire content of all accounts and store them for a month. Not only do our backups take less space, but their generation won't slow the servers down like it can often happen with alternative file systems.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account from 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 differentiates LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is much faster, especially when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed information can be read from a hard drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed comes at the expense of using a lot of CPU processing time, that is not an issue for our platform because it consists of numerous clusters working together. In addition to the better performance, you'll also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you can restore any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them as they need a lot less space than ordinary backups.