The term data compression identifies lowering the number of bits of information which should be saved or transmitted. This can be achieved with or without the loss of info, so what will be erased in the course of the compression will be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed later on, in the first case the info and its quality shall be the same, while in the second case the quality shall be worse. You'll find different compression algorithms which are more effective for various type of info. Compressing and uncompressing data frequently takes a lot of processing time, therefore the server executing the action must have sufficient resources to be able to process your info fast enough. An example how information can be compressed is to store how many sequential positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 in the binary code instead of storing the particular 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud hosting platform where your shared web hosting account is made works by using the revolutionary ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is better in various aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method that other file systems use, but it is also considerably quicker. The benefits are significant in particular on compressible content like website files. While it could sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk drive, so the performance of each website hosted on our servers will be enhanced. The better and quicker compression rates also make it possible for us to make multiple daily backups of the whole content in each and every web hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by mistake, the last backup that we have will not be more than a couple of hours old. This can be done because the backups take much less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not influence the performance of our servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated hosting plans which we provide are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS uses a compression algorithm named LZ4 that exceeds any other algorithm out there in terms of speed and compression ratio when it comes to processing web content. This is valid particularly when data is uncompressed since LZ4 does that more rapidly than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk drive and owing to this, Internet sites running on a platform where LZ4 is present will work at a higher speed. We're able to take advantage of the feature regardless of the fact that it requires quite a great deal of CPU processing time as our platform uses a number of powerful servers working together and we never make accounts on just a single machine like the majority of companies do. There is a further reward of using LZ4 - considering that it compresses data rather well and does that speedily, we can also make several daily backup copies of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for 30 days. That way, you'll always be able to restore any content that you delete by accident.