Data compression is the compacting of data by lowering the number of bits which are stored or transmitted. Because of this, the compressed info will take less disk space than the initial one, so much more content might be stored on identical amount of space. There're many different compression algorithms that function in different ways and with some of them just the redundant bits are deleted, so once the info is uncompressed, there is no loss of quality. Others delete unnecessary bits, but uncompressing the data later on will result in lower quality compared to the original. Compressing and uncompressing content consumes a significant amount of system resources, especially CPU processing time, so any Internet hosting platform which uses compression in real time needs to have enough power to support that attribute. An example how information can be compressed is to replace a binary code such as 111111 with 6x1 i.e. "remembering" what number of consecutive 1s or 0s there should be instead of keeping the entire code.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud hosting platform where your cloud hosting account is made employs the impressive ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned employs is superior in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method which similar file systems use, but it is also considerably quicker. The benefits are significant particularly on compressible content which includes website files. Although it may sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk, so the performance of each and every website hosted on our servers will be boosted. The better and faster compression rates also make it possible for us to generate a number of daily backups of the full content in every single web hosting account, so should you delete something by accident, the last back-up copy which we have won't be more than a few hours old. This can be done as the backups take a lot less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not change the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our firm, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which is behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What differentiates LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is way quicker, in particular with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed information can be read from a hard drive, so your sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using a considerable amount of CPU processing time, that's not a problem for our platform because it consists of a large number of clusters working together. Besides the better performance, you will also have multiple daily backup copies 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 keep them as they take considerably less space compared to traditional backups.