The term data compression identifies decreasing the number of bits of data that has to be stored or transmitted. You can do this with or without the loss of data, so what will be removed throughout the compression can be either redundant data or unnecessary one. When the data is uncompressed later on, in the first case the data and the quality will be identical, whereas in the second case the quality will be worse. You will find various compression algorithms that are more efficient for different sort of info. Compressing and uncompressing data generally takes a lot of processing time, therefore the server executing the action needs to have adequate resources to be able to process your data quick enough. A simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many consecutive positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 in the binary code instead of storing the actual 1s and 0s.
Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new cloud website hosting account will be created is named LZ4 and it is applied by the exceptional ZFS file system that powers the system. The algorithm is superior to the ones other file systems work with because its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens at a faster rate than information can be read from a hard drive. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of each and every site hosted on a server that uses this algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to make a couple of daily backup copies of the whole content of all accounts and store them for thirty days. Not only do the backup copies take less space, but in addition their generation will not slow the servers down like it often happens with other file systems.
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's among 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 a lot faster than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. Thus, using LZ4 will quicken any Internet site that runs on a platform where this algorithm is enabled. This high performance requires plenty of CPU processing time, which is provided by the numerous clusters working together as part of our platform. What's more, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backups of your content every day and save them for a month as they will take a smaller amount of space than standard backups and will be created considerably faster without loading the servers.