The term data compression means decreasing the number of bits of information which should be saved or transmitted. This can be achieved with or without the loss of information, which means that what will be removed in the course of the compression will be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the information and the quality shall be identical, while in the second case the quality shall be worse. There're different compression algorithms that are better for different kind of info. Compressing and uncompressing data normally takes plenty of processing time, so the server carrying out the action needs to have enough resources in order to be able to process your data quick enough. An example how information can be compressed is to store just how many consecutive positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 inside the binary code rather than storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud hosting account shall be made uses the reliable ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the aforementioned employs is greater in lots of aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method which some other file systems use, but it's also much quicker. The gains will be significant particularly on compressible content which includes website files. Even though it could sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard drive, so the performance of every Internet site hosted on our servers will be upgraded. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to produce a number of daily backups of the entire content in each and every hosting account, so if you delete anything by mistake, the last back-up copy which we have will not be more than several hours old. This is possible because the backups take significantly less space and their generation is fast enough, to not affect the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our firm, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is much quicker, particularly when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed information can be read from a hard disk drive, so your sites will perform faster. The higher speed comes at the expense of using lots of CPU processing time, that's not a problem for our platform as it consists of numerous clusters working together. Together with the improved performance, you'll have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you will be able to recover any deleted content with a few clicks. The backups are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them since they take significantly less space compared to traditional backups.