Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The compression algorithm which we employ on the cloud hosting platform where your new cloud web hosting account will be created is called LZ4 and it's used by the revolutionary ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems employ because its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data significantly quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens at a faster rate than info can be read from a hard disk. Consequently, LZ4 improves the performance of each site stored on a server that uses the algorithm. We use LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio let us generate a number of daily backups of the full content of all accounts and keep them for a month. Not only do the backups take less space, but in addition their generation will not slow the servers down like it often happens with various other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our firm, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which is behind our advanced cloud web hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is much quicker, especially with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even faster than uncompressed info can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed comes at the expense of using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not an issue for our platform as it consists of multiple clusters working together. Besides the improved performance, you'll also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you can restore any deleted content with a couple of clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to store them since they take considerably less space compared to traditional backups.