Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The ZFS file system that runs on our cloud web hosting platform employs a compression algorithm identified as LZ4. The latter is substantially faster and better than any other algorithm on the market, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web 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. As the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that very fast, we are able to generate several backups of all the content kept in the shared hosting accounts on our servers on a daily basis. Both your content and its backups will need less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very quickly, the backup generation will not influence the performance of the web hosting servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform that is run on the innovative ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, that's a lot better than other algorithms in terms of compression ratio and speed. The gain is apparent particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much quicker than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard drive. Because of this sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform faster because the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. web content. A further advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep require less space and are generated faster, which enables us to keep a number of daily backups of your files and databases.