Data Compression in Website Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is named LZ4. It can improve the performance of any Internet site hosted in a website hosting account with us since not only does it compress info significantly better than algorithms used by alternative file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform owing to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to generate backup copies more quickly and on reduced disk space, so we will have multiple daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't change the performance of the servers. This way, we can always restore all the content that you may have deleted by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account shall be created on a cloud platform which is run on the advanced ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm called LZ4, that's a lot better than alternative algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is apparent particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 faster than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard drive. This is the reason why sites running on a platform that uses LZ4 compression perform better since the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. website content. A further advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep take much less space and they're generated a lot faster, which enables us to keep a couple of daily backups of all your files and databases.