Data Compression in Website Hosting
The ZFS file system which runs on our cloud web hosting platform employs a compression algorithm named LZ4. The latter is considerably 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, which improves the overall performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Since the algorithm compresses data really well and it does that quickly, we're able to generate several backup copies of all the content kept in the website 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 affect the performance of the servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is among the best algorithms out there and certainly the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it can uncompress data at a higher speed than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. Thus, using LZ4 will speed up every website that runs on a platform where the algorithm is enabled. This high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, which is provided by the large number of clusters working together as a part of our platform. What's more, LZ4 allows us to generate several backups of your content every day and have them for a month as they will take a reduced amount of space than regular backups and will be generated much quicker without loading the servers.