Data Compression in Website Hosting
The cloud hosting platform where your website hosting account is generated employs the impressive ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter uses is superior in many aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that other file systems use, but it is also considerably faster. The gains can be significant particularly on compressible content such as website files. Despite the fact that it may sound illogical, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk, so the performance of each website hosted on our servers shall be better. The better and quicker compression rates also allow us to produce multiple daily backups of the whole content in every single web hosting account, so should you delete something by accident, the last back-up copy which we have won't be more than a few hours old. This can be done because the backups take significantly less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not influence the performance of the servers.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer are created on a powerful cloud platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS works with a compression algorithm called LZ4 that is greater than any other algorithm available in terms of speed and data compression ratio when it comes to processing website 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 drive and owing to this, Internet sites running on a platform where LZ4 is present will function quicker. We are able to benefit from the feature regardless of the fact that it needs quite a lot of CPU processing time because our platform uses a wide range of powerful servers working together and we never create accounts on just a single machine like the vast majority of companies do. There is one more benefit of using LZ4 - considering the fact that it compresses data very well and does that very quickly, we can also generate several daily backup copies of all accounts without influencing the performance of the servers and keep them for an entire month. This way, you'll always be able to restore any content that you delete by accident.