Data compression is the reduction of the number of bits that need to be stored or transmitted and this particular process is very important in the internet hosting field due to the fact that data filed on hard drives is generally compressed in order to take less space. There're various algorithms for compressing data and they offer different efficiency based on the content. Many of them remove just the redundant bits, so that no data will be lost, while others remove unnecessary bits, which results in worse quality when the particular data is uncompressed. The process employs plenty of processing time, which means that a web hosting server needs to be powerful enough in order to be able to compress and uncompress data immediately. An example how binary code can be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.
Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The cloud web hosting platform where your cloud web hosting account is made employs the innovative ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is greater in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method that some other file systems use, but it is also much quicker. The benefits will be significant particularly on compressible content like website files. Despite the fact that it may sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk, so the performance of each site hosted on our servers will be boosted. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to produce a large number of daily backups of the whole content in each hosting account, so in the event you delete something by accident, the last back-up copy which 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 fast enough, so as to not change the performance of the servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that's behind our advanced cloud hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is much quicker, particularly when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed info can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using lots of CPU processing time, which is not an issue for our platform since it consists of numerous clusters working together. In addition to the superior performance, you'll have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you could recover any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them because they take considerably less space compared to traditional backups.