Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting
The ZFS file system that is run on our cloud hosting platform employs a compression algorithm named LZ4. The aforementioned is significantly faster and better than any other algorithm you will find, particularly for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Since the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that quickly, we can generate several backups of all the content stored in the cloud website hosting accounts on our servers daily. Both your content and its backups will require less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very quickly, the backup generation will not affect the performance of the web servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated server account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It's among 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 a lot faster than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will quicken every website that runs on a platform where the algorithm is enabled. This high performance requires plenty of CPU processing time, which is provided by the numerous clusters working together as a part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 allows us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and save them for one month as they'll take much less space than regular backups and will be created considerably faster without loading the servers.