Data Compression in Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is called LZ4. It can improve the performance of any Internet site hosted in a hosting account on our end since not only does it compress info more effectively than algorithms used by various file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform for the reason that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to make backups faster and on less disk space, so we will have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases and their generation won't affect the performance of the servers. That way, we can always restore any kind of content that you may have erased by mistake.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server plans that we offer are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS works with a compression algorithm called LZ4 that is better than any other algorithm on the market 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 drive and owing to this, websites running on a platform where LZ4 is enabled will function faster. We can take full advantage of the feature although it needs quite a great deal of CPU processing time as our platform uses a lot of powerful servers working together and we do not create accounts on a single machine like the majority of companies do. There is a further advantage of using LZ4 - considering the fact that it compresses data very well and does that extremely fast, we can also generate several daily backups of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for an entire month. In this way, you will always be able to restore any content that you erase by accident.