The term data compression identifies decreasing the number of bits of info which needs to be saved or transmitted. This can be done with or without losing information, which means that what will be removed at the time of the compression shall be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the information and its quality will be identical, whereas in the second case the quality will be worse. There are different compression algorithms which are more efficient for various type of data. Compressing and uncompressing data normally takes lots of processing time, so the server executing the action needs to have plenty of resources to be able to process your info quick enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many consecutive positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 in the binary code instead of storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud hosting account shall be made works by using the advanced ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter employs is superior in a number of aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method that other file systems use, but it's also much quicker. The benefits are significant especially on compressible content which includes website files. Despite the fact that it could sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk, so the performance of each website hosted on our servers shall be enhanced. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to produce a large number of daily backups of the entire content in each Internet hosting account, so if you delete something by mistake, the last back-up copy that we have won't be more than several hours old. This is possible because the backups take much less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not change the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform that is run on the innovative ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, which is much better than all the other algorithms with regard to compression ratio and speed. The gain is significant particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 a lot faster than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a HDD. That's why Internet sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform faster because the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. site content. One more advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep require significantly less space and are generated a lot quicker, which allows us to store a couple of daily backups of all your files and databases.