Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The compression algorithm which we use on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new shared web hosting account will be created is named LZ4 and it is applied by the state-of-the-art ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is far better than the ones other file systems work with since its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data considerably quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens even faster than info can be read from a hard disk. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of each and every Internet site located on a server that uses this particular algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to make multiple daily backups of the entire content of all accounts and keep them for a month. Not only do these backup copies take less space, but their generation doesn't slow the servers down like it can often happen with some other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform that is run on the state-of-the-art ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm known as LZ4, that's much better than all other algorithms with regard to compression ratio and speed. The gain is visible especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much quicker than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk. Because of this websites running on a platform which uses LZ4 compression perform faster as the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. website content. An additional advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep take less space and are generated a lot quicker, which enables us to store several daily backups of all your files and databases.