Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The ZFS file system that runs on our cloud hosting platform employs a compression algorithm identified as LZ4. The latter is considerably faster and better than any other algorithm you can find, 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. Since the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that quickly, we can generate several backups of all the content stored in the cloud web hosting accounts on our servers every day. Both your content and its backups will take reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very quickly, the backup generation will not change the performance of the web hosting servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting plans which we offer are created on a powerful cloud platform that runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS uses a compression algorithm called LZ4 that is greater than any other algorithm available on the market in terms of speed and compression ratio when it comes to processing web content. This is valid especially when data is uncompressed since LZ4 does that a lot faster than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard drive and as a result, sites running on a platform where LZ4 is present will function quicker. We can take advantage of the feature although it needs quite a lot of CPU processing time as our platform uses a lot of powerful servers working together and we do not create accounts on a single machine like most companies do. There is another reward of using LZ4 - since it compresses data very well and does that extremely fast, we can also make multiple daily backup copies of all accounts without affecting the performance of the servers and keep them for a whole month. This way, you will always be able to recover any content that you delete by mistake.