Data Compression in Shared Website Hosting
The ZFS file system that is run on our cloud hosting platform employs a compression algorithm named LZ4. The latter is significantly 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 quicker than it is read from a hard disk, which improves the overall performance of Internet sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Because the algorithm compresses data quite well and it does that very quickly, we're able to generate several backup copies of all the content stored in the shared website hosting accounts on our servers daily. Both your content and its backups will need reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work extremely fast, the backup generation will not affect the performance of the hosting servers where your content will be stored.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server plans which we supply are created on a powerful cloud platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS employs a compression algorithm called LZ4 that is superior to any other algorithm available on the market in terms of speed and data compression ratio when it comes to processing website content. This is valid especially when data is uncompressed because LZ4 does that more quickly than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk drive and for that reason, Internet sites running on a platform where LZ4 is enabled will work faster. We're able to benefit from this feature regardless of the fact that it requires quite a large amount of CPU processing time because our platform uses a number of powerful servers working together and we don't make accounts on just a single machine like most companies do. There is an additional benefit of using LZ4 - considering that it compresses data really well and does that speedily, we can also generate several daily backup copies of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for a month. That way, you'll always be able to restore any content that you delete by accident.