Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud hosting platform is called LZ4. It can upgrade the performance of any website hosted in a cloud hosting account on our end because not only does it compress data more efficiently than algorithms employed by various file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform due to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to generate backups more rapidly and on lower disk space, so we will have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not affect the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always restore all of the content that you could have erased by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
The ZFS file system that runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated server account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It is among the best algorithms out there and certainly the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it will uncompress data much faster than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will quicken every website that runs on a platform where this algorithm is enabled. The high performance requires lots of CPU processing time, which is provided by the large number of clusters working together as a part of our platform. In addition to that, LZ4 makes it possible for us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and have them for a month as they'll take a smaller amount of space than regular backups and will be generated considerably quicker without loading the servers.