Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The ZFS file system which operates on our cloud web hosting platform employs a compression algorithm named LZ4. The latter is significantly faster and better than every other algorithm available on the market, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard disk, which improves the performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Because the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that quickly, we're able to generate several backups of all the content stored in the cloud hosting accounts on our servers on a daily basis. Both your content and its backups will take less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work extremely fast, the backup generation will not influence the performance of the web servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company, you will be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that's behind our advanced cloud web hosting platform. What differentiates LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is much quicker, in particular when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed data can be read from a hard drive, so your sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using lots of CPU processing time, that's not a problem for our platform because it consists of numerous clusters working together. In addition to the better performance, you'll also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you'll be able to restore any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them since they need a lot less space compared to ordinary backups.