Data Compression in Web Hosting
The ZFS file system which is run on our cloud web hosting platform uses a compression algorithm identified as LZ4. The aforementioned is considerably faster and better than every other algorithm you can find, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the overall performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Because the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that very quickly, we're able to generate several backup copies of all the content kept in the web hosting accounts on our servers every day. Both your content and its backups will require reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not change the performance of the web servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting plans which we supply are created on a powerful cloud platform that runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS uses a compression algorithm called LZ4 that exceeds any other algorithm out there in terms of speed and compression ratio when it comes to processing website content. This is valid particularly when data is uncompressed because 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 function faster. We are able to benefit from this feature despite of the fact that it requires quite a considerable amount of CPU processing time as our platform uses a wide range of powerful servers working together and we never create accounts on just a single machine like many companies do. There's one more benefit of using LZ4 - since it compresses data very well and does that extremely fast, we can also generate multiple daily backups of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for 30 days. By doing this, you can always recover any content that you delete by mistake.