Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The ZFS file system that operates on our cloud web hosting platform uses a compression algorithm called LZ4. The latter is a lot faster and better than any other algorithm you can find, particularly for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Since the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that quickly, we can generate several backup copies of all the content kept in the shared hosting accounts on our servers every day. Both your content and its backups will need less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work extremely fast, the backup generation will not change the performance of the hosting servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has a better compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, especially with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed information can be read from a hard drive, so your sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using a great deal of CPU processing time, that's not a problem for our platform since it consists of a large number of clusters working together. In addition to the better performance, you'll have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you will be able to recover any deleted content with a couple of clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to keep them since they take considerably less space compared to traditional backups.