Data Compression in Hosting
The compression algorithm which we work with on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new hosting account shall be created is named LZ4 and it is used by the leading-edge ZFS file system which powers the platform. The algorithm is more advanced than the ones other file systems employ as its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data a lot faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens more quickly than information can be read from a hard disk drive. Consequently, LZ4 improves the performance of every website located on a server which uses the algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to make multiple daily backups of the entire content of all accounts and store them for 30 days. Not only do the backup copies take less space, but in addition their generation doesn't slow the servers down like it often happens with other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform which is run on the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, which is significantly better than other algorithms with regard to compression ratio and speed. The gain is apparent especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much faster than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard drive. That's why sites running on a platform that employs LZ4 compression perform better as the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. website content. An additional advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep require much less space and they are generated a lot quicker, which allows us to store several daily backups of all your files and databases.