Data Compression in Hosting
The ZFS file system which runs on our cloud Internet hosting platform uses a compression algorithm named LZ4. The aforementioned is a lot faster and better than any other algorithm available on the market, 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 performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Since the algorithm compresses data quite well and it does that very fast, we are able to generate several backups of all the content kept in the hosting accounts on our servers every day. Both your content and its backups will take reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not affect the performance of the web hosting servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our firm, you will be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud web hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is much quicker, especially when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed info can be read from a hard drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed comes at the expense of using plenty of CPU processing time, that is not an issue for our platform because it consists of multiple clusters working together. In addition to the superior performance, you will also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you'll be able to recover any deleted content with a few clicks. The backups are available for a whole month and we can afford to store them since they need significantly less space than conventional backups.