Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud web hosting platform where your new shared hosting account will be created is named LZ4 and it's applied by the leading-edge ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is a lot better than the ones other file systems employ as its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data a lot faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens faster than data can be read from a hard disk drive. Consequently, LZ4 improves the performance of any site stored on a server which uses this algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio let us generate a number of daily backups of the entire content of all accounts and keep them for thirty days. Not only do these backups take less space, but in addition their generation will not slow the servers down like it often happens with some other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It's among the best algorithms out there and positively the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it can uncompress data at a faster rate than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. In this way, using LZ4 will accelerate every site that runs on a platform where this algorithm is enabled. This high performance requires plenty of CPU processing time, which is provided by the numerous clusters working together as part of our platform. What's more, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and save them for a month as they will take a smaller amount of space than typical backups and will be created much faster without loading the servers.