Data Compression in Web Hosting
The ZFS file system that operates on our cloud web hosting platform employs a compression algorithm identified as LZ4. The latter is significantly faster and better than every other algorithm on the market, particularly for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the performance of sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Due to the fact that the algorithm compresses data really well and it does that quickly, we are able to generate several backups of all the content kept in the web hosting accounts on our servers every day. Both your content and its backups will require reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work extremely fast, the backup generation will not influence the performance of the hosting servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server plans that we supply are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS works with a compression algorithm named LZ4 that is greater than any other algorithm these days in terms of speed and compression ratio when it comes to processing website content. This is valid especially when data is uncompressed because LZ4 does that more quickly than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk drive and owing to this, sites running on a platform where LZ4 is enabled will function at a higher speed. We can benefit from this feature despite of the fact that it requires quite a lot of CPU processing time as our platform uses a wide range of powerful servers working together and we don't make accounts on a single machine like many companies do. There is a further advantage of using LZ4 - considering that it compresses data very well and does that speedily, we can also generate multiple daily backups of all accounts without affecting the performance of the servers and keep them for an entire month. In this way, you'll always be able to restore any content that you delete by accident.