Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The ZFS file system that is run on our cloud Internet hosting platform employs a compression algorithm called LZ4. The aforementioned is considerably faster and better than any other algorithm out there, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard drive, which improves the overall performance of websites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Since the algorithm compresses data quite well and it does that very fast, we're able to generate several backup copies of all the content kept in the cloud web hosting accounts on our servers every day. Both your content and its backups will need reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very quickly, the backup generation will not affect the performance of the web hosting servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform that runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS employs a compression algorithm named LZ4 that exceeds 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 much faster than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk and owing to this, sites running on a platform where LZ4 is enabled will work faster. We are able to take full advantage of this feature although it needs quite a lot of CPU processing time as our platform uses a large number of powerful servers working together and we never make accounts on just a single machine like the majority of companies do. There is an additional benefit of using LZ4 - given that it compresses data rather well and does that extremely fast, we can also generate multiple daily backup copies of all accounts without affecting the performance of the servers and keep them for a whole month. In this way, you can always recover any content that you erase by mistake.