The term data compression identifies reducing the number of bits of info which should be stored or transmitted. This can be achieved with or without losing info, so what will be deleted at the time of the compression will be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed afterwards, in the first case the data and the quality will be the same, whereas in the second case the quality shall be worse. There're various compression algorithms that are more effective for different sort of info. Compressing and uncompressing data normally takes a lot of processing time, which means that the server carrying out the action should have enough resources to be able to process your data quick enough. A simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many consecutive positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 inside the binary code rather than storing the particular 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting

The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new cloud website hosting account shall be created is known as LZ4 and it is applied by the exceptional ZFS file system that powers the system. The algorithm is more advanced than the ones other file systems use because its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data considerably quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens faster than info can be read from a hard disk. Because of this, LZ4 improves the performance of each Internet site hosted on a server that uses this particular algorithm. We use LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to make a number of daily backup copies of the full content of all accounts and store them for one month. Not only do the backup copies take less space, but their generation will not slow the servers down like it often happens with various other file systems.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is among the best algorithms out there and positively the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it'll uncompress data faster than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will boost any kind of site that runs on a platform where the algorithm is present. The high performance requires a lot of CPU processing time, which is provided by the great number of clusters working together as part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and have them for one month as they'll take a reduced amount of space than standard backups and will be created considerably quicker without loading the servers.