Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is called LZ4. It can boost the performance of any site hosted in a shared hosting account with us because not only does it compress data more efficiently than algorithms employed by other file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This is achieved by using a lot of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform for the reason that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backup copies more speedily and on lower disk space, so we can have multiple daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't change the performance of the servers. That way, we can always recover all content that you may have removed by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account will be created on a cloud platform that is run on the innovative ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, that's far better than alternative algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is noticeable particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 a lot faster than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk. That's why sites running on a platform that uses LZ4 compression perform faster as the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. web content. One more advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep require much less space and are generated quicker, which enables us to keep multiple daily backups of your files and databases.