Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The ZFS file system that runs on our cloud Internet hosting platform uses a compression algorithm called LZ4. The aforementioned is substantially faster and better than any other algorithm you'll find, particularly for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard drive, which improves the performance of websites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Because the algorithm compresses data quite well and it does that quickly, we're able to generate several backups of all the content stored in the cloud web hosting accounts on our servers daily. Both your content and its backups will require less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not change the performance of the web servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS works with a compression algorithm called LZ4 that is greater than any other algorithm available in terms of speed and compression ratio when it comes to processing website content. This is valid especially when data is uncompressed as LZ4 does that a lot faster than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk and for that reason, websites running on a platform where LZ4 is enabled will function quicker. We are able to take advantage of the feature regardless of the fact that it requires quite a great deal of CPU processing time as our platform uses a large number of powerful servers working together and we don't make accounts on just a single machine like a lot of companies do. There's another reward of using LZ4 - since it compresses data very well and does that extremely fast, we can also make multiple daily backups of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for 30 days. By doing this, you will always be able to recover any content that you delete by mistake.