Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting
The ZFS file system that operates on our cloud hosting platform uses a compression algorithm identified as LZ4. The aforementioned is significantly faster and better than every other algorithm out there, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the performance of sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Due to the fact that the algorithm compresses data quite well and it does that quickly, we are able to generate several backup copies of all the content kept in the cloud website hosting accounts on our servers daily. Both your content and its backups will need less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very quickly, the backup generation will not influence the performance of the web servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you host your sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account with our firm, you will be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud web hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is much quicker, particularly with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed data can be read from a hard drive, so your websites will perform faster. The higher speed comes at the expense of using lots of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform since it consists of a large number of clusters working together. Together with the superior performance, you will also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you'll be able to restore any deleted content with just a couple of clicks. The backups are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them since they take a lot less space compared to standard backups.