Data Compression in Hosting
The ZFS file system which operates on our cloud Internet hosting platform uses a compression algorithm called LZ4. The aforementioned is considerably faster and better than any other algorithm on the market, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the overall performance of sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. As the algorithm compresses data quite well and it does that quickly, we're able to generate several backup copies of all the content kept in the hosting accounts on our servers daily. Both your content and its backups will require reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very quickly, the backup generation will not change the performance of the servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is among the best algorithms out there and definitely the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data quicker than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. In this way, using LZ4 will accelerate any website that runs on a platform where this algorithm is present. The high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, that is provided by the great number of clusters working together as part of our platform. Furthermore, LZ4 enables us to generate several backups of your content every day and save them for a month as they will take much less space than standard backups and will be created considerably quicker without loading the servers.