Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can boost the performance of any Internet site hosted in a cloud hosting account on our end as not only does it compress info much better than algorithms employed by alternative file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform due to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to make backups faster and on reduced disk space, so we can have several daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not affect the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always recover all the content that you may have erased by mistake.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created on a cloud platform which is run on the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm known as LZ4, which is a lot better than alternative algorithms when it comes to compression ratio and speed. The gain is apparent particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 faster than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard drive. This is the reason why Internet sites running on a platform which uses LZ4 compression perform faster because the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. website content. A further advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep take significantly less space and they are generated a lot quicker, which enables us to have a number of daily backups of all your files and databases.