The term data compression identifies decreasing the number of bits of data that should be saved or transmitted. This can be done with or without the loss of data, so what will be removed during the compression can be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the content and its quality will be the same, whereas in the second case the quality will be worse. You will find various compression algorithms that are more effective for various kind of info. Compressing and uncompressing data normally takes plenty of processing time, which means that the server executing the action needs to have adequate resources to be able to process your info fast enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many sequential 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 Shared Website Hosting
The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud web hosting platform is named LZ4. It can improve the performance of any website hosted in a shared website hosting
account with us because not only does it compress info significantly better than algorithms employed by other file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a great deal of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform considering that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backups much more rapidly and on reduced disk space, so we will have a couple of daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not influence the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always restore all the content that you may have deleted by mistake.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account with our firm, you can experience the advantages of LZ4 - the powerful compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that is behind our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform. What differentiates LZ4 from all of the other algorithms out there is that it has an improved compression ratio and it is way quicker, especially with regard to uncompressing web content. It does that even quicker than uncompressed info can be read from a hard disk drive, so your Internet sites will perform better. The higher speed is at the expense of using lots of CPU processing time, that's not a problem for our platform because it consists of a lot of clusters working together. In addition to the improved performance, you'll also have multiple daily backup copies at your disposal, so you'll be able to recover any deleted content with a few clicks. The backup copies are available for a whole month and we can afford to keep them as they take significantly less space compared to ordinary backups.