Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is named LZ4. It can supercharge the performance of any Internet site hosted in a cloud hosting account with us since not only does it compress data much better than algorithms used by alternative file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform because it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to generate backups much more rapidly and on lower disk space, so we can have multiple daily backups of your files and databases and their generation won't affect the performance of the servers. That way, we could always recover the content that you could have deleted by mistake.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform which runs using the advanced ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, that is a lot better than various other algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is significant especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 a lot faster than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk. Because of this sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform faster as the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. site content. One more advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep require a lot less space and are generated faster, which enables us to have several daily backups of your files and databases.