The term data compression describes decreasing the number of bits of information that should be stored or transmitted. This can be achieved with or without the loss of data, which means that what will be removed throughout the compression can be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed later on, in the first case the info and its quality shall be the same, whereas in the second case the quality shall be worse. There're various compression algorithms that are more effective for different sort of information. Compressing and uncompressing data in most cases takes plenty of processing time, therefore the server carrying out the action should have sufficient resources to be able to process the data quick enough. An example how information can be compressed is to store just how many sequential positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 inside the binary code instead of storing the particular 1s and 0s.
Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud web hosting account will be made employs the advanced ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is better in numerous aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that many other file systems use, but it's also quicker. The gains may be significant in particular on compressible content which includes website files. Despite the fact that it could sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard drive, so the performance of each site hosted on our servers will be boosted. The better and faster compression rates also make it possible for us to generate numerous daily backups of the full content in each and every Internet hosting account, so should you delete anything by accident, the last back-up copy which we have will not be more than a couple of hours old. This can be done because the backups take considerably less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not influence the performance of our servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform that runs using the innovative ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm named LZ4, that's a lot better than alternative algorithms in terms of compression ratio and speed. The gain is significant especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much faster than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk drive. That's why Internet sites running on a platform which uses LZ4 compression perform faster as the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. website content. One more advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep need much less space and they are generated quicker, which enables us to store a couple of daily backups of all your files and databases.