Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The ZFS file system that operates on our cloud Internet hosting platform employs a compression algorithm named LZ4. The latter is a lot faster and better than any other algorithm you will find, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard disk, which improves the performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. As the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that very fast, we're able to generate several backup copies of all the content stored in the cloud web hosting accounts on our servers every day. Both your content and its backups will take reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not change the performance of the hosting servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is one of the best algorithms out there and certainly the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it can uncompress data much faster than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. That way, using LZ4 will accelerate any Internet site that runs on a platform where the algorithm is enabled. The high performance requires plenty of CPU processing time, that is provided by the large number of clusters working together as a part of our platform. Furthermore, LZ4 enables us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and keep them for one month as they will take much less space than typical backups and will be created much more quickly without loading the servers.