Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is called LZ4. It can supercharge the performance of any site hosted in a shared web hosting account on our end since not only does it compress data more efficiently than algorithms employed by various other file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform since it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backups more quickly and on reduced disk space, so we can have multiple daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not change the performance of the servers. This way, we can always restore the content that you could have erased by mistake.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform which runs on the advanced ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm named LZ4, that is far better than other algorithms with regard to compression ratio and speed. The gain is apparent especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 quicker than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk. That is why Internet sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform faster since the algorithm is most effective 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 take much less space and they're generated a lot faster, which enables us to have multiple daily backups of all your files and databases.