Data Compression in Website Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud hosting platform is called LZ4. It can upgrade the performance of any Internet site hosted in a website hosting account on our end because not only does it compress data much better than algorithms employed by various file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform due to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backups much more quickly and on lower disk space, so we shall have several daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not influence the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always restore all content that you may have deleted by accident.
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 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 can uncompress data a lot faster than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. That way, using LZ4 will boost any Internet site that runs on a platform where this algorithm is present. This high performance requires a lot of CPU processing time, that's 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 have them for a month as they will take a reduced amount of space than standard backups and will be generated much more quickly without loading the servers.