Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The ZFS file system that operates on our cloud web hosting platform uses a compression algorithm called LZ4. The latter is considerably faster and better than every other algorithm you'll find, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard drive, which improves the overall performance of websites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Since the algorithm compresses data really well and it does that very quickly, we can generate several backup copies of all the content stored in the shared hosting accounts on our servers on a daily basis. Both your content and its backups will require less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work extremely fast, the backup generation will not affect the performance of the servers where your content will be kept.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The ZFS file system which runs on the cloud platform where your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created uses a powerful compression algorithm called LZ4. It's 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'll uncompress data at a higher speed than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will accelerate any kind of Internet site that runs on a platform where the algorithm is enabled. This high performance requires a lot of CPU processing time, that's provided by the large number of clusters working together as a part of our platform. Furthermore, LZ4 enables us to generate several backups of your content every day and keep them for a month as they'll take much less space than regular backups and will be generated much more quickly without loading the servers.