Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud web hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can improve the performance of any site hosted in a shared hosting account on our end as not only does it compress data more efficiently than algorithms employed by other file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard disk drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform considering the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to make backup copies a lot faster and on less disk space, so we shall have a couple of daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not influence the performance of the servers. That way, we could always restore all the content that you could have removed by accident.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account will be created on a cloud platform which runs on the leading-edge ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm named LZ4, that is much better than all the other algorithms regarding compression ratio and speed. The gain is significant particularly when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 much faster than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a HDD. That's why websites running on a platform that uses LZ4 compression perform better because the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. web content. Another advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts which we keep take less space and they are generated quicker, which enables us to have multiple daily backups of all your files and databases.