The term data compression identifies lowering the number of bits of data that has to be saved or transmitted. This can be done with or without the loss of information, so what will be removed throughout the compression will be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the content and the quality will be the same, while in the second case the quality will be worse. You will find various compression algorithms which are more efficient for various kind of info. Compressing and uncompressing data in most cases takes lots of processing time, so the server carrying out the action should have enough resources to be able to process your info fast enough. A simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many consecutive positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 inside the binary code rather than storing the particular 1s and 0s.
Data Compression in Website Hosting
The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud web hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can supercharge the performance of any Internet site hosted in a website hosting account on our end because not only does it compress data more efficiently than algorithms employed by alternative file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform owing to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to make backup copies more quickly and on lower disk space, so we will have multiple daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't affect the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always restore any kind of content that you may have erased by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It's among the best algorithms out there and positively the best one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing website content, as its ratio is very high and it'll uncompress data much faster than the same data can be read from a hard disk drive if it were uncompressed. In this way, using LZ4 will speed up every Internet site that runs on a platform where this algorithm is present. The high performance requires plenty of CPU processing time, which is provided by the numerous clusters working together as a part of our platform. What's more, LZ4 enables us to generate several backups of your content every day and save them for one month as they will take a smaller amount of space than regular backups and will be created much quicker without loading the servers.