The term data compression identifies lowering the number of bits of information which has to be saved or transmitted. You can do this with or without losing information, so what will be erased in the course of the compression shall be either redundant data or unnecessary one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the content and its quality will be identical, whereas in the second case the quality shall be worse. You'll find various compression algorithms which are better for various kind of data. Compressing and uncompressing data frequently takes lots of processing time, which means that the server executing the action should have ample resources in order to be able to process your info fast enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store how many sequential positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 within the binary code instead of storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Shared Hosting

The cloud web hosting platform where your shared hosting account will be made uses the innovative ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the aforementioned employs is greater in a number of aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method which other file systems use, but it is also considerably faster. The benefits may be significant particularly on compressible content such as website files. Even though it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk drive, so the performance of each Internet site hosted on our servers will be enhanced. The better and faster compression rates also make it possible for us to make numerous daily backups of the full content in each and every Internet hosting account, so should you delete anything by mistake, the last backup which we have won't be more than several hours old. This is possible as the backups take significantly less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not affect the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform that runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS works with a compression algorithm known as LZ4 that exceeds any other algorithm out there in terms of speed and data compression ratio when it comes to processing website content. This is valid particularly when data is uncompressed as LZ4 does that more quickly than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk drive and because of this, websites running on a platform where LZ4 is present will work quicker. We can benefit from the feature regardless of the fact that it requires quite a considerable amount of CPU processing time as our platform uses a wide range of powerful servers working together and we never make accounts on just a single machine like a lot of companies do. There's another benefit of using LZ4 - since it compresses data rather well and does that very quickly, we can also generate several daily backup copies of all accounts without affecting the performance of the servers and keep them for an entire month. In this way, you can always bring back any content that you delete by accident.