Data compression is the compacting of information by reducing the number of bits which are stored or transmitted. In this way, the compressed data will take much less disk space than the original one, so additional content might be stored using the same amount of space. You will find various compression algorithms that function in different ways and with a lot of them just the redundant bits are removed, which means that once the information is uncompressed, there's no decrease in quality. Others delete excessive bits, but uncompressing the data later on will result in lower quality compared to the original. Compressing and uncompressing content takes a significant amount of system resources, and in particular CPU processing time, so every hosting platform which employs compression in real time must have enough power to support this feature. An example how data can be compressed is to substitute a binary code such as 111111 with 6x1 i.e. "remembering" the number of consecutive 1s or 0s there should be instead of saving the actual code.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud hosting platform where your cloud hosting account shall be created works by using the revolutionary ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter employs is superior in lots of aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method which a number of other file systems use, but it is also faster. The benefits are significant particularly on compressible content such as website files. Despite the fact that it may sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard drive, so the performance of every site hosted on our servers shall be enhanced. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to make multiple daily backups of the full content in every single hosting account, so in the event you delete something by accident, the last backup that we have will not be more than several hours old. This can be done as the backups take much less space and their generation is quick enough, to not affect the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our company, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud hosting platform. What differentiates LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is way quicker, especially when it comes to uncompressing website content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed data can be read from a hard disk drive, so your sites will perform better. The higher speed comes at the expense of using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not an issue for our platform because it consists of numerous clusters working together. Together with the better performance, you'll also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you could restore any deleted content with several clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to store them since they need a lot less space compared to standard backups.