Data compression is the compacting of data by reducing the number of bits which are stored or transmitted. In this way, the compressed info will need considerably less disk space than the original one, so extra content could be stored on the same amount of space. You can find different compression algorithms that work in different ways and with a number of them only the redundant bits are deleted, so once the info is uncompressed, there's no decrease in quality. Others remove unneeded bits, but uncompressing the data following that will result in lower quality in comparison with the original. Compressing and uncompressing content consumes a large amount of system resources, particularly CPU processing time, therefore any Internet hosting platform which employs compression in real time needs to have adequate power to support that attribute. An example how data can be compressed is to substitute a binary code such as 111111 with 6x1 i.e. "remembering" the number of consecutive 1s or 0s there should be instead of storing the whole code.
Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The compression algorithm which we work with on the cloud web hosting platform where your new cloud web hosting account shall be created is named LZ4 and it is applied by the cutting-edge ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is far better than the ones other file systems use because its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data significantly quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens even faster than info can be read from a hard drive. As a result, LZ4 improves the performance of every Internet site stored on a server that uses the algorithm. We use LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to generate a number of daily backup copies of the entire content of all accounts and store them for a month. Not only do our backup copies take less space, but also their generation doesn't slow the servers down like it can often happen with many other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our firm, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What separates LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is considerably faster, in particular with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed data can be read from a hard disk 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 because it consists of a lot of clusters working together. Together with the better performance, you will also have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you can recover any deleted content with a couple of clicks. The backups are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them because they take considerably less space than traditional backups.