Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The ZFS file system which operates on our cloud hosting platform uses a compression algorithm identified as LZ4. The latter is considerably faster and better than any other algorithm out there, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the overall performance of websites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Due to the fact that the algorithm compresses data really well and it does that quickly, we're able to generate several backups of all the content kept in the cloud hosting accounts on our servers on a daily basis. Both your content and its backups will require reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not change the performance of the web hosting servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated server account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is among the best algorithms out there and certainly the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data much faster than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. Thus, using LZ4 will quicken any website that runs on a platform where the algorithm is present. The high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, that's provided by the great number of clusters working together as a part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 allows us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and keep them for one month as they'll take a reduced amount of space than regular backups and will be generated much faster without loading the servers.