The term data compression describes reducing the number of bits of info which should be stored or transmitted. This can be achieved with or without losing information, so what will be erased at the time of the compression can be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the data and the quality shall be the same, whereas in the second case the quality will be worse. You can find different compression algorithms which are more efficient for various sort of data. Compressing and uncompressing data frequently takes plenty of processing time, therefore the server performing the action should have ample resources in order to be able to process the data fast enough. An example how information can be compressed is to store just how many sequential positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 in the binary code rather than storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud hosting account shall be generated employs the reliable ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the aforementioned uses is superior in many aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method which a number of other file systems use, but it's also a lot quicker. The gains are significant particularly on compressible content which includes website files. Although it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard drive, so the performance of each site hosted on our servers shall be enhanced. The better and faster compression rates also make it possible for us to make multiple daily backups of the full content in each Internet hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by mistake, the last backup which we have won't be more than a couple of hours old. This can be done because the backups take a lot less space and their generation is fast enough, to not affect the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our firm, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, especially when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed information can be read from a hard drive, so your sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using a great deal of CPU processing time, that's not a problem for our platform since it consists of a large number of clusters working together. Together with the better performance, you will also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you'll be able to recover any deleted content with several clicks. The backups are available for a whole month and we can afford to store them since they take significantly less space than standard backups.