Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The cloud web hosting platform where your shared web hosting account is generated uses the innovative ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter uses is better in a number of aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method which a number of other file systems use, but it is also much faster. The gains are significant in particular on compressible content like website files. Although it may sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard drive, so the performance of each Internet site hosted on our servers will be improved. The better and faster compression rates also allow us to generate multiple daily backups of the full content in each web hosting account, so if you delete anything by accident, the last back-up copy that we have will not be more than several hours old. This is possible as the backups take significantly less space and their generation is quick enough, to not change the performance of the servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated server account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is among the best algorithms out there and definitely the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data at a higher speed than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. In this way, using LZ4 will quicken any website that runs on a platform where the algorithm is present. The high performance requires a lot of CPU processing time, which is provided by the great number of clusters working together as part of our platform. Furthermore, LZ4 enables us to generate several backups of your content every day and have them for a month as they'll take a smaller amount of space than regular backups and will be created much faster without loading the servers.