Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be created on a cloud platform which is run on the leading-edge ZFS file system. The latter uses a compression algorithm named LZ4, which is a lot better than various other algorithms in terms of compression ratio and speed. The gain is apparent especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 quicker than other algorithms, but it is also faster in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a hard drive. That's why sites running on a platform that employs LZ4 compression perform faster because the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. site content. One more advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep need a lot less space and are generated a lot quicker, which allows us to store a couple of daily backups of all your files and databases.