Data Compression in Website Hosting
The compression algorithm which we employ on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new website hosting account shall be created is called LZ4 and it is applied by the cutting-edge ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is a lot better than the ones other file systems use as its compression ratio is higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens more quickly than information can be read from a hard disk drive. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of each website located on a server which uses this particular algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to make a number of daily backup copies of the whole content of all accounts and keep them for thirty days. Not only do our backup copies take less space, but also their generation does not slow the servers down like it can often happen with various other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is one of the best algorithms out there and certainly the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it'll uncompress data at a higher speed than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. In this way, using LZ4 will accelerate any kind of website that runs on a platform where this algorithm is present. The high performance requires plenty of CPU processing time, which is provided by the multitude of clusters working together as part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backups of your content every day and save them for one month as they'll take a smaller amount of space than standard backups and will be generated considerably quicker without loading the servers.