The term data compression identifies decreasing the number of bits of data that should be saved or transmitted. You can do this with or without the loss of data, so what will be removed throughout the compression shall be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed later on, in the first case the info and the quality will be the same, while in the second case the quality shall be worse. You can find different compression algorithms which are more effective for various type of info. Compressing and uncompressing data often takes lots of processing time, so the server executing the action should have ample resources to be able to process the data fast enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store how many sequential positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 inside the binary code as an alternative to storing the particular 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud hosting account will be made uses the revolutionary ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter uses is superior in a number of aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method which similar file systems use, but it's also quicker. The benefits may be significant particularly on compressible content which includes website files. While it may sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk, so the performance of any website hosted on our servers shall be upgraded. The better and quicker compression rates also make it possible for us to make a large number of daily backups of the entire content in each hosting account, so in the event you delete something by mistake, the last backup that we have won't be more than a few hours old. This can be done as the backups take considerably less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not affect the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is considerably faster, in particular with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed information can be read from a hard drive, so your Internet sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using plenty of CPU processing time, which is not an issue for our platform as it consists of numerous clusters working together. Besides the better performance, you'll have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you will be able to recover any deleted content with just a couple of clicks. The backups are available for a whole month and we can afford to store them because they need considerably less space compared to ordinary backups.