Data compression is the compacting of info by lowering the number of bits that are stored or transmitted. Consequently, the compressed data will take considerably less disk space than the original one, so extra content might be stored using the same amount of space. You'll find various compression algorithms that work in different ways and with a lot of them just the redundant bits are deleted, which means that once the info is uncompressed, there is no loss of quality. Others delete unnecessary bits, but uncompressing the data at a later time will result in lower quality in comparison with the original. Compressing and uncompressing content consumes a huge amount of system resources, and in particular CPU processing time, so any Internet hosting platform which employs compression in real time should have enough power to support this attribute. An example how data can be compressed is to replace a binary code such as 111111 with 6x1 i.e. "remembering" how many consecutive 1s or 0s there should be instead of keeping the whole code.

Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud hosting platform where your cloud web hosting account shall be made works by using the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned employs is superior in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that other file systems use, but it is also quicker. The gains can be significant particularly on compressible content which includes website files. Even though it could sound unreasonable, 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 improved. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to make multiple daily backups of the whole content in every single Internet hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by mistake, the last backup that we have will not be more than several hours old. This can be done as the backups take considerably less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not change the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform that is run on the innovative ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, that is a lot better than alternative algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is apparent particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 quicker than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk. That is why websites running on a platform which uses LZ4 compression perform better because the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. web content. One more advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep need significantly less space and they're generated quicker, which allows us to keep multiple daily backups of your files and databases.