Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud hosting platform where your new cloud website hosting account shall be created is called LZ4 and it is applied by the revolutionary ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is far better than the ones other file systems employ because its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data significantly quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens even faster than data can be read from a hard disk drive. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of any site stored on a server which uses this particular algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to make several daily backup copies of the full content of all accounts and store them for one month. Not only do these backups take less space, but their generation won't slow the servers down like it often happens with some other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our company, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that's behind our advanced cloud hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, particularly when it comes to uncompressing website content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed data can be read from a hard disk drive, so your sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not an issue for our platform since it consists of a large number of clusters working together. In addition to the superior performance, you will also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you'll be able to recover any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to store them as they take considerably less space compared to ordinary backups.