Data Compression in Hosting
The ZFS file system which is run on our cloud Internet hosting platform employs a compression algorithm called LZ4. The aforementioned is considerably faster and better than every other algorithm you'll find, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard disk, which improves the performance of sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. As the algorithm compresses data quite well and it does that very fast, we're able to generate several backups of all the content stored in the hosting accounts on our servers daily. Both your content and its backups will take reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not influence the performance of the hosting servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform that runs on the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm named LZ4, that is much better than other algorithms when it comes to compression ratio and speed. The gain is noticeable particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 faster than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard drive. This is why Internet sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform better since the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. website content. A further advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep need significantly less space and they are generated quicker, which enables us to keep several daily backups of all your files and databases.