Data Compression in Website Hosting
The ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform uses a compression algorithm called LZ4. The aforementioned is considerably faster and better than any other algorithm on the market, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the overall performance of websites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. As the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that very quickly, we're able to generate several backups of all the content kept in the website hosting accounts on our servers every day. Both your content and its backups will require less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work extremely fast, the backup generation will not influence the performance of the web hosting servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform which runs using the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, which is significantly better than various other algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is significant especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much faster than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk. Because of this Internet sites running on a platform that uses LZ4 compression perform better because the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. site content. Another advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep require a lot less space and they're generated quicker, which allows us to store several daily backups of your files and databases.