Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The cloud internet hosting platform where your shared web hosting account will be created employs the reliable ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is greater in various aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method that some other file systems use, but it's also much quicker. The benefits are significant especially on compressible content like website files. Even though 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 upgraded. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to make a number of daily backups of the whole content in each and every Internet hosting account, so should you delete something by accident, the last backup that we have will not be more than several hours old. This is possible as the backups take significantly less space and their generation is quick enough, to not influence the performance of our servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server plans that we offer are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS employs a compression algorithm called LZ4 that is better than any other algorithm available in terms of speed and compression ratio when it comes to processing web content. This is valid especially when data is uncompressed since LZ4 does that a lot faster than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk and for that reason, Internet sites running on a platform where LZ4 is present will work faster. We can benefit from this feature despite of the fact that it requires quite a considerable amount of CPU processing time because our platform uses a number of powerful servers working together and we don't create accounts on a single machine like the vast majority of companies do. There's an additional advantage of using LZ4 - since it compresses data rather well and does that very quickly, we can also make several daily backups of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for a month. This way, you will always be able to restore any content that you erase by mistake.