Data Compression in Web Hosting
The ZFS file system that runs on our cloud Internet hosting platform employs a compression algorithm named LZ4. The latter is considerably faster and better than every other algorithm out there, particularly for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the overall performance of websites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Due to the fact that the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that very quickly, we're able to generate several backup copies of all the content stored in the web hosting accounts on our servers every day. Both your content and its backups will require reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not affect the performance of the web servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated server account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is one of the best algorithms out there and definitely the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data quicker than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. Thus, using LZ4 will boost any kind of website that runs on a platform where the algorithm is present. This high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, that's provided by the numerous clusters working together as part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backups of your content every day and have them for one month as they'll take a reduced amount of space than regular backups and will be created much faster without loading the servers.