Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The ZFS file system that runs on our cloud Internet hosting platform employs a compression algorithm called LZ4. The aforementioned is a lot faster and better than any other algorithm you can find, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard drive, which improves the overall performance of sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. As the algorithm compresses data really well and it does that very quickly, we are able to generate several backups of all the content kept in the shared hosting accounts on our servers daily. Both your content and its backups will take less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not influence the performance of the hosting servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server plans which we provide are created on a powerful cloud platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS works with a compression algorithm known as LZ4 that is superior to any other algorithm you will find in terms of speed and compression ratio when it comes to processing web content. This is valid particularly when data is uncompressed since LZ4 does that more rapidly than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk and because of this, Internet sites running on a platform where LZ4 is present will work faster. We can take full advantage of this feature despite of the fact that it requires quite a lot of CPU processing time because our platform uses many powerful servers working together and we do not create accounts on a single machine like the majority of companies do. There is one more advantage of using LZ4 - considering that it compresses data very well and does that extremely fast, we can also generate several daily backups of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for 30 days. That way, you'll always be able to recover any content that you delete by accident.