Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is named LZ4. It can enhance the performance of any site hosted in a cloud hosting account with us as not only does it compress info more effectively than algorithms used by various file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a lot of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform due to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to make backups more quickly and on less disk space, so we can have several daily backups of your files and databases and their generation won't change the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always recover any kind of content that you may have deleted by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform that is run on the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm named LZ4, that's much better than all the other algorithms with regard to compression ratio and speed. The gain is visible particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 a lot faster than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk. That's why Internet sites running on a platform which uses LZ4 compression perform better as the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. web content. An additional 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 allows us to keep several daily backups of all your files and databases.