Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform is named LZ4. It can improve the performance of any site hosted in a shared web hosting account with us as not only does it compress info much better than algorithms employed by various file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the HDD reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform because it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to create backup copies more speedily and on lower disk space, so we will have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases and their generation won't affect the performance of the servers. This way, we can always recover the content that you could have deleted by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform that runs on the leading-edge ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm known as LZ4, which is significantly better than alternative algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is apparent especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much faster than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a HDD. That's why Internet sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform better since the algorithm is most efficient when it processes compressible data i.e. site content. A further advantage of using LZ4 is that the backup copies of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep require less space and they are generated faster, which enables us to have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases.