Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is called LZ4. It can boost the performance of any site hosted in a shared web hosting account with us because not only does it compress data significantly better than algorithms employed by various file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform owing to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to generate backups much more quickly and on less disk space, so we can have a couple of daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not change the performance of the servers. This way, we could always recover all of the content that you may have removed by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform which runs using the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm known as LZ4, which is a lot better than various other algorithms in terms of compression ratio and speed. The gain is noticeable 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 drive. This is the reason why Internet sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform faster because the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. web content. Another advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep require significantly less space and they are generated quicker, which allows us to have several daily backups of all your files and databases.