Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The cloud web hosting platform where your shared web hosting account is created uses the impressive ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter employs is greater in lots of aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method which a number of other file systems use, but it is also faster. The gains can be significant especially on compressible content which includes website files. Even though it could sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk drive, so the performance of each and every website hosted on our servers shall be upgraded. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to generate a number of daily backups of the entire content in each and every web hosting account, so in the event you delete something by accident, the last backup that we have will not be more than several hours old. This can be done because the backups take considerably less space and their generation is quick enough, to not influence the performance of the servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account will be created on a cloud platform that is run on the advanced ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm named LZ4, which is significantly better than all the other algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is visible particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much quicker than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard disk. That is why websites running on a platform that employs LZ4 compression perform better 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 that we keep require less space and are generated faster, which allows us to have multiple daily backups of your files and databases.