Data compression is the compacting of data by lowering the number of bits which are stored or transmitted. Thus, the compressed information will require substantially less disk space than the initial one, so much more content could be stored using identical amount of space. You will find different compression algorithms that function in different ways and with a number of them only the redundant bits are deleted, therefore once the info is uncompressed, there is no decrease in quality. Others erase excessive bits, but uncompressing the data afterwards will lead to lower quality in comparison with the original. Compressing and uncompressing content takes a huge amount of system resources, and in particular CPU processing time, therefore every Internet hosting platform that uses compression in real time should have sufficient power to support that attribute. An example how info can be compressed is to substitute a binary code such as 111111 with 6x1 i.e. "remembering" what 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 shall be made employs the innovative ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter uses is superior in various aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that similar file systems use, but it's also much quicker. The gains are significant especially on compressible content which includes website files. Even though it could sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk, so the performance of each website hosted on our servers shall be better. The better and faster compression rates also allow us to generate multiple daily backups of the full content in each and every web hosting account, so in the event you delete something by mistake, the last backup that we have will not be more than a few hours old. This can be done as the backups take significantly less space and their generation is fast enough, to not affect the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you host your websites in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our firm, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which is 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, especially when it comes to uncompressing website content. It does that even faster than uncompressed info can be read from a hard drive, so your Internet sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using lots of CPU processing time, which is not an issue for our platform since it consists of multiple clusters working together. Besides the superior performance, you'll also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you'll be able to restore any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them since they take significantly less space than ordinary backups.