Data Compression in Web Hosting
The compression algorithm which we employ on the cloud web hosting platform where your new web hosting account will be created is named LZ4 and it's applied by the exceptional ZFS file system that powers the system. The algorithm is much better than the ones other file systems employ since its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data significantly quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens faster than data can be read from a hard drive. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of any site located on a server which uses this particular algorithm. We use LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio let us generate a couple of daily backups of the whole content of all accounts and keep them for thirty days. Not only do our backups take less space, but also their generation won't slow the servers down like it can often happen with other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform which runs using the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm known as LZ4, which is significantly better than all the other algorithms with regard to compression ratio and speed. The gain is visible especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 quicker than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk drive. Because of this Internet sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform better as the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. site content. A further advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep take significantly less space and are generated quicker, which enables us to have multiple daily backups of all your files and databases.