Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is named LZ4. It can boost the performance of any Internet site hosted in a shared hosting account on our end since not only does it compress data more efficiently than algorithms used by various file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the HDD reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform owing to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to generate backup copies much quicker and on less disk space, so we can have several daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not change the performance of the servers. In this way, we can always restore the content that you could have removed by mistake.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you host your sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our company, you will 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 differentiates LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is much quicker, in particular when it comes to uncompressing website content. It does that even faster than uncompressed information can be read from a hard 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. Besides the better performance, you'll have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you can restore any deleted content with a couple of clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them as they need significantly less space compared to standard backups.