Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud web hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can supercharge the performance of any site hosted in a shared web hosting account on our end as not only does it compress data more efficiently than algorithms used by various file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This is achieved by using a great deal 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. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to generate backups a lot faster and on reduced disk space, so we shall have multiple daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not affect the performance of the servers. That way, we could always restore the content that you could have removed 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 positively the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it'll uncompress data faster than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. Thus, using LZ4 will accelerate every site that runs on a platform where the algorithm is enabled. This high performance requires plenty of CPU processing time, that's provided by the numerous clusters working together as a part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 allows us to generate several backup copies of your content every day and have them for a month as they will take a reduced amount of space than typical backups and will be created considerably quicker without loading the servers.