Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new cloud hosting account shall be created is called LZ4 and it's used by the leading-edge ZFS file system that powers the system. The algorithm is much better than the ones other file systems work with because its compression ratio is higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens even faster than information can be read from a hard disk. Consequently, LZ4 improves the performance of any Internet site hosted on a server which uses this particular algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to generate several daily backup copies of the full content of all accounts and store them for a month. Not only do the backups take less space, but in addition their generation will not slow the servers down like it often happens with various other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform which is run on the leading-edge ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, which is much better than alternative algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is significant especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 quicker than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk. This is why Internet sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform better because the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. web content. A further advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep need much less space and are generated quicker, which enables us to keep a couple of daily backups of all your files and databases.