Data compression is the compacting of data by reducing the number of bits which are stored or transmitted. In this way, the compressed information needs substantially less disk space than the initial one, so additional content could be stored using the same amount of space. You'll find various compression algorithms which work in different ways and with several of them only the redundant bits are deleted, which means that once the information is uncompressed, there's no loss of quality. Others delete unnecessary bits, but uncompressing the data at a later time will lead to reduced quality compared to the original. Compressing and uncompressing content needs a significant amount of system resources, in particular CPU processing time, so every Internet hosting platform which uses compression in real time must have adequate power to support this attribute. An example how information can be compressed is to substitute a binary code such as 111111 with 6x1 i.e. "remembering" the number of sequential 1s or 0s there should be instead of saving the entire code.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud web hosting platform where your cloud hosting account will be made employs the advanced ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the aforementioned employs is superior in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method that a number of other file systems use, but it's also quicker. The benefits will be significant especially on compressible content like website files. Even though it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard drive, so the performance of any Internet site hosted on our servers will be boosted. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to generate a large number of daily backups of the whole content in each web hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by accident, the last backup that we have won't be more than a couple of hours old. This is possible because the backups take considerably less space and their generation is fast enough, to not affect the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites 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 which is behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What differentiates LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is considerably 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 websites will perform faster. The higher speed comes at the expense of using a great deal of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform since it consists of a large number of clusters working together. Together with the superior performance, you will also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you can recover any deleted content with a few clicks. The backups are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them as they need considerably less space than ordinary backups.