Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The compression algorithm that we employ on the cloud hosting platform where your new shared web hosting account will be created is named LZ4 and it's used by the cutting-edge ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is far better than the ones other file systems use as its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens quicker 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 allow us to make multiple daily backup copies of the full content of all accounts and store them for a month. Not only do these backup copies take less space, but their generation does not slow the servers down like it often happens with various other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server plans which we provide are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS works with a compression algorithm named LZ4 that is superior to any other algorithm you can find in terms of speed and compression ratio when it comes to processing web content. This is valid particularly when data is uncompressed because LZ4 does that more rapidly than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk drive and because of this, sites running on a platform where LZ4 is present will function faster. We are able to benefit from this feature regardless of the fact that it needs quite a great deal of CPU processing time as our platform uses many powerful servers working together and we do not make accounts on a single machine like the vast majority of companies do. There is an additional benefit of using LZ4 - since it compresses data very well and does that speedily, we can also generate multiple daily backups of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for 30 days. That way, you will always be able to restore any content that you erase by mistake.