The term data compression identifies lowering the number of bits of information that should be stored or transmitted. This can be achieved with or without losing data, which means that what will be removed throughout the compression can be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the info and the quality shall be the same, whereas in the second case the quality will be worse. You can find various compression algorithms that are more effective for different kind of data. Compressing and uncompressing data usually takes a lot of processing time, therefore the server carrying out the action must have plenty of resources in order to be able to process the data quick enough. A simple example how information can be compressed is to store how many consecutive positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 within the binary code instead of storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your shared web hosting account will be generated works by using the innovative ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter uses is greater in many aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method which similar file systems use, but it is also much faster. The gains will be significant particularly on compressible content such as website files. Although it could sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk drive, so the performance of each and every Internet site hosted on our servers will be boosted. The better and faster compression rates also make it possible for us to generate multiple daily backups of the whole content in each and every Internet hosting account, so in the event you delete something by mistake, the last back-up copy which we have will not be more than a few hours old. This is possible as the backups take much less space and their generation is quick enough, to not change the performance of the servers.

Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform that is run on the innovative ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, that's far better than alternative algorithms with regard to compression ratio and speed. The gain is noticeable especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much faster than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk drive. Because of this Internet sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform better as the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. site content. An additional advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep take significantly less space and they're generated a lot quicker, which allows us to store a number of daily backups of all your files and databases.