The term data compression describes lowering the number of bits of data which has to be stored or transmitted. This can be done with or without losing info, which means that what will be erased in the course of the compression can be either redundant data or unnecessary one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the content and its quality shall be the same, while in the second case the quality shall be worse. There're various compression algorithms which are more effective for different type of data. Compressing and uncompressing data frequently takes plenty of processing time, so the server performing the action must have adequate resources in order to be able to process the info fast enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store how many sequential positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 in the binary code rather than storing the actual 1s and 0s.
Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud website hosting account will be generated works by using the impressive ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter uses is superior in a number of aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that a number of other file systems use, but it's also much quicker. The benefits will be significant especially on compressible content such as website files. Despite the fact that it could sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk drive, so the performance of each and every Internet site hosted on our servers will be better. The better and faster compression rates also allow us to generate a number of daily backups of the whole content in each hosting account, so if you delete something by accident, the last back-up copy which we have won't be more than a couple of hours old. This is possible as the backups take significantly less space and their generation is quick enough, to not change the performance of the servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated server account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It's one of the best algorithms out there and positively the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data at a higher speed than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. That way, using LZ4 will accelerate every Internet site that runs on a platform where this algorithm is present. The high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, that is provided by the numerous clusters working together as a part of our platform. Furthermore, LZ4 enables us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and have them for one month as they will take a smaller amount of space than regular backups and will be created much more quickly without loading the servers.