Data Compression in Website Hosting
The ZFS file system which is run on our cloud web hosting platform uses a compression algorithm identified as LZ4. The aforementioned is considerably faster and better than every other algorithm you'll find, particularly for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard disk, which improves the performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. As the algorithm compresses data really well and it does that very fast, we are able to generate several backups of all the content kept in the website hosting accounts on our servers on a daily basis. Both your content and its backups will take reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work extremely fast, the backup generation will not change the performance of the web servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our firm, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system which is behind our advanced cloud web hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is much quicker, in particular with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed data can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using a considerable amount of CPU processing time, which is not an issue for our platform since it consists of a lot of clusters working together. In addition to the superior performance, you will also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you can recover any deleted content with just a few clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to keep them since they take significantly less space than conventional backups.