Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm which we use on the cloud hosting platform where your new shared hosting account will be created is called LZ4 and it's applied by the state-of-the-art ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems work with since its compression ratio is higher and it processes data considerably faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens even faster than information can be read from a hdd. As a result, LZ4 improves the performance of any website stored on a server that uses this particular algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to make a number of daily backups of the full content of all accounts and keep them for one month. Not only do these backups take less space, but also their generation doesn't slow the servers down like it often happens with many other file systems.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform that runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS employs a compression algorithm called LZ4 that is better than any other algorithm you will find in terms of speed and data compression ratio when it comes to processing web content. This is valid particularly when data is uncompressed since LZ4 does that faster than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard disk and as a result, Internet sites running on a platform where LZ4 is present will work quicker. We are able to take full advantage of the feature regardless of the fact that it needs quite a considerable amount of CPU processing time as our platform uses numerous powerful servers working together and we don't make accounts on a single machine like the majority of companies do. There's one more advantage of using LZ4 - since it compresses data really well and does that extremely fast, we can also generate several daily backup copies of all accounts without affecting the performance of the servers and keep them for a month. In this way, you will always be able to restore any content that you erase by accident.