The term data compression identifies lowering the number of bits of info which should be saved or transmitted. You can do this with or without losing information, 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 info and the quality will be the same, whereas in the second case the quality shall be worse. You can find different compression algorithms which are more effective for different sort of info. Compressing and uncompressing data usually takes a lot of processing time, so the server performing the action needs to have enough resources to be able to process the data fast enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store how many consecutive positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 in the binary code instead of storing the particular 1s and 0s.
Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud hosting platform where your cloud website hosting
account shall be created employs the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the aforementioned uses is better in many aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method that many other file systems use, but it is also faster. The gains will be significant especially on compressible content which includes website files. Even though it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk drive, so the performance of any Internet site hosted on our servers shall be improved. The better and quicker compression rates also make it possible for us to produce a large number of daily backups of the entire content in each and every web hosting account, so if you delete anything by accident, the last back-up copy that we have won't be more than a few hours old. This can be done as the backups take significantly less space and their generation is quick enough, to not change the performance of our servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The ZFS file system that 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 positively the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it can uncompress data at a faster rate than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will boost every website that runs on a platform where the algorithm is enabled. This high performance requires a lot of CPU processing time, that is provided by the numerous clusters working together as a part of our platform. What's more, LZ4 enables us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and have them for one month as they will take much less space than regular backups and will be created much more quickly without loading the servers.