Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud web hosting platform is named LZ4. It can improve the performance of any website hosted in a cloud hosting account with us since not only does it compress data significantly better than algorithms used by various other file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk 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. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to make backups more speedily and on reduced disk space, so we can have multiple daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not change the performance of the servers. This way, we could always restore all of the content that you could have erased by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform which is run on the innovative ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm known as LZ4, that's a lot better than other algorithms in terms of compression ratio and speed. The gain is apparent particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 a lot faster than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard drive. This is why websites running on a platform that uses LZ4 compression perform faster since the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. web content. An additional advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep require a lot less space and they are generated a lot faster, which enables us to have a number of daily backups of your files and databases.