Understand more information on the benefits of data compression. Learn how it works and what data can be compressed.
The term data compression identifies lowering the number of bits of information which should be stored or transmitted. This can be done with or without losing info, which means that what will be erased in the course of the compression shall be either redundant data or unnecessary one. When the data is uncompressed subsequently, in the first case the information and its quality shall be identical, while in the second case the quality shall be worse. You can find different compression algorithms which are more effective for different type of info. Compressing and uncompressing data generally takes plenty of processing time, so the server executing the action must have enough resources in order to be able to process the info fast enough. An example how information can be compressed is to store how many sequential positions should have 1 and just how many should have 0 in the binary code rather than storing the actual 1s and 0s.
Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can supercharge the performance of any website hosted in a cloud website hosting
account with us as not only does it compress info much better than algorithms employed by various other file systems, but it uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform owing to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backups at a higher speed and on lower disk space, so we shall have multiple daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't influence the performance of the servers. This way, we can always restore any kind of content that you may have removed by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting
plans which we supply are created on a powerful cloud hosting platform which runs on the ZFS file system. ZFS uses a compression algorithm called LZ4 that surpasses any other algorithm you can find in terms of speed and data compression ratio when it comes to processing website content. This is valid particularly when data is uncompressed as LZ4 does that faster than it would be to read uncompressed data from a hard drive and for that reason, Internet sites running on a platform where LZ4 is enabled will function faster. We're able to take full advantage of the feature regardless of the fact that it needs quite a great deal of CPU processing time as our platform uses a lot of powerful servers working together and we do not create accounts on a single machine like the majority of companies do. There is one more advantage of using LZ4 - considering the fact that it compresses data really well and does that very fast, we can also make several daily backups of all accounts without affecting the performance of the servers and keep them for a month. By doing this, you'll always be able to recover any content that you delete by accident.