Data compression is the compacting of information by decreasing the number of bits that are stored or transmitted. Consequently, the compressed data will require considerably less disk space than the original one, so extra content can be stored on the same amount of space. You will find various compression algorithms which work in different ways and with a lot of them just the redundant bits are erased, therefore once the info is uncompressed, there is no loss of quality. Others delete unneeded bits, but uncompressing the data later will result in reduced quality in comparison with the original. Compressing and uncompressing content consumes a huge amount of system resources, and in particular CPU processing time, so every web hosting platform that uses compression in real time needs to have ample power to support that feature. An example how info can be compressed is to replace a binary code such as 111111 with 6x1 i.e. "remembering" how many sequential 1s or 0s there should be instead of saving the whole code.

Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud hosting platform where your cloud web hosting account is made uses the innovative ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the aforementioned uses is better in various aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method which a variety of other file systems use, but it's also a lot quicker. The benefits may be significant especially on compressible content such as website files. Even though it may sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk, so the performance of every website hosted on our servers will be better. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to generate numerous daily backups of the entire content in every single Internet hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by accident, the last back-up copy that we have will not be more than a few hours old. This can be done because the backups take significantly less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not change the performance of the servers.

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 one of the best algorithms out there and definitely the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data a lot faster than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will quicken any kind of website that runs on a platform where the algorithm is enabled. The high performance requires plenty of CPU processing time, that is provided by the numerous clusters working together as a part of our platform. Furthermore, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and have them for a month as they will take a reduced amount of space than typical backups and will be created considerably faster without loading the servers.