Data compression is the compacting of info by lowering the number of bits that are stored or transmitted. Because of this, the compressed information will require less disk space than the initial one, so a lot more content could be stored using identical amount of space. You'll find various compression algorithms that work in different ways and with a lot of them only the redundant bits are removed, therefore once the info is uncompressed, there is no decrease in quality. Others erase unnecessary bits, but uncompressing the data later will result in reduced quality in comparison with the original. Compressing and uncompressing content consumes a large amount of system resources, particularly CPU processing time, so any Internet hosting platform that uses compression in real time must have sufficient power to support this attribute. An example how data can be compressed is to substitute a binary code such as 111111 with 6x1 i.e. "remembering" the number of consecutive 1s or 0s there should be instead of keeping the entire code.

Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud web hosting platform where your cloud web hosting account will be made employs the reliable ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is greater in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method that a variety of other file systems use, but it's also faster. The benefits may be significant in particular on compressible content which includes website files. Despite the fact that it may sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk drive, so the performance of every website hosted on our servers will be enhanced. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to produce a large number of daily backups of the full content in each hosting account, so in the event you delete something by accident, the last back-up copy which we have won't be more than several hours old. This can be done as the backups take significantly less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not change the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers

Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform that is run on the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm named LZ4, that's a lot better than all the other algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is significant especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much faster than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard drive. This is why Internet sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform faster since the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. website content. A further advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep require much less space and they are generated quicker, which allows us to have a number of daily backups of all your files and databases.