Data compression is the compacting of data by reducing the number of bits that are stored or transmitted. As a result, the compressed info will require considerably less disk space than the original one, so a lot more content could be stored using identical amount of space. You'll find different compression algorithms that function in different ways and with a lot of them just the redundant bits are removed, so once the info is uncompressed, there's no loss of quality. Others delete unnecessary bits, but uncompressing the data later on will lead to reduced quality in comparison with the original. Compressing and uncompressing content takes a huge amount of system resources, and in particular CPU processing time, therefore every Internet hosting platform which uses compression in real time should have adequate power to support this attribute. An example how data can be compressed is to substitute a binary code such as 111111 with 6x1 i.e. "remembering" what number of sequential 1s or 0s there should be instead of saving the whole code.
Data Compression in Hosting
The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud web hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can enhance the performance of any site hosted in a hosting
account on our end since not only does it compress info more effectively than algorithms used by various other file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform for the reason that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to make backup copies a lot faster and on reduced disk space, so we will have multiple daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not influence the performance of the servers. This way, we can always recover all of the content that you may have removed by mistake.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case 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 which is behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is way quicker, especially with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even faster than uncompressed information can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform faster. The higher speed comes at the expense of using lots of CPU processing time, that's not an issue for our platform as 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 could restore any deleted content with several clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them as they take significantly less space than conventional backups.