Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The ZFS file system that runs on our cloud hosting platform employs a compression algorithm identified as LZ4. The aforementioned is significantly faster and better than any other algorithm out there, 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, which improves the performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Due to the fact that the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that quickly, we are able to generate several backup copies of all the content kept in the shared web hosting accounts on our servers on a daily basis. Both your content and its backups will require less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not affect the performance of the web hosting servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our firm, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud hosting platform. What differentiates LZ4 from all the other algorithms out there is that it has a higher compression ratio and it is considerably quicker, in particular when it comes to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed data can be read from a hard drive, so your sites will perform faster. The higher speed is at the expense of using lots of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform because it consists of multiple clusters working together. Besides the improved performance, you will also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you'll be able to restore any deleted content with several clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to keep them because they take significantly less space than conventional backups.