Learn precisely what Data Compression is and see how it may affect your websites along with the experience of your visitors.
Data compression is the decrease of the number of bits that should be saved or transmitted and the process is rather important in the internet hosting field due to the fact that information recorded on HDDs is usually compressed in order to take less space. There're various algorithms for compressing information and they have different efficiency based upon the content. Many of them remove just the redundant bits, so no data will be lost, while others erase unnecessary bits, which leads to worse quality once your data is uncompressed. This method consumes plenty of processing time, so an internet hosting server should be powerful enough so as to be able to compress and uncompress data in real time. An illustration how binary code could be compressed is by "remembering" that there are five consecutive 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.
Data Compression in Shared Website Hosting
The compression algorithm which we work with on the cloud web hosting platform where your new shared website hosting
account will be created is named LZ4 and it is applied by the cutting-edge ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is superior to the ones other file systems employ because its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data significantly faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens faster than info can be read from a hdd. Because of this, LZ4 improves the performance of each and every Internet site hosted on a server that uses this algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to make a couple of daily backups of the full content of all accounts and store them for a month. Not only do these backup copies take less space, but their generation does not slow the servers down like it can often happen with alternative file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated hosting
account from our firm, you'll be able to experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that's behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What distinguishes LZ4 from all other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is much quicker, in particular with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even faster than uncompressed info can be read from a hard drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform as it consists of multiple clusters working together. Together with the superior performance, you'll have multiple daily backups at your disposal, so you could recover any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for an entire month and we can afford to store them because they take significantly less space than conventional backups.