Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud web hosting platform is called LZ4. It can enhance the performance of any website hosted in a shared hosting account with us as not only does it compress info significantly better than algorithms used by alternative file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard disk drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform for the reason that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backup copies much quicker and on reduced disk space, so we shall have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not affect the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always recover any kind of content that you could have erased by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed 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 higher compression ratio and it is much quicker, in particular with regard to uncompressing website content. It does that even faster than uncompressed data can be read from a hard drive, so your sites 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 as it consists of numerous clusters working together. Along with the superior performance, you'll also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you will be able to restore any deleted content with several clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to store them as they need significantly less space compared to traditional backups.