Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The ZFS file system that runs on our cloud Internet hosting platform uses a compression algorithm named LZ4. The latter is a lot faster and better than every other algorithm out there, especially for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the overall performance of websites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Because the algorithm compresses data really well and it does that very quickly, we can generate several backups of all the content kept in the shared hosting accounts on our servers daily. Both your content and its backups will require reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very quickly, the backup generation will not influence the performance of the web servers where your content will be stored.
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 one of the best algorithms out there and definitely the most efficient one when it comes to compressing and uncompressing web content, as its ratio is very high and it'll uncompress data quicker than the same data can be read from a hard drive if it were uncompressed. This way, using LZ4 will quicken every website that runs on a platform where this algorithm is present. The high performance requires a lot of CPU processing time, that is provided by the great number of clusters working together as part of our platform. In addition, LZ4 enables us to generate several backups of your content every day and save them for one month as they will take a reduced amount of space than regular backups and will be generated much quicker without loading the servers.