Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting
The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud web hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can improve the performance of any Internet site hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our end because not only does it compress info more efficiently than algorithms used by other file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a lot of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform for the reason that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to make backup copies more rapidly and on less disk space, so we can have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not influence the performance of the servers. This way, we can always recover all of the content that you may have removed by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created on a cloud platform which runs on the leading-edge ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, that's much better than various other algorithms in terms of compression ratio and speed. The gain is noticeable particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much faster than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard drive. That is why sites running on a platform which uses LZ4 compression perform better as the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. website content. An additional advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep require significantly less space and they are generated faster, which enables us to store a couple of daily backups of all your files and databases.