The term data compression identifies decreasing the number of bits of information that should be saved or transmitted. This can be done with or without losing information, so what will be deleted at the time of the compression shall be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed later on, in the first case the information and the quality will be the same, while in the second case the quality will be worse. You will find various compression algorithms which are more effective for various type of information. Compressing and uncompressing data generally takes a lot of processing time, so the server carrying out the action needs to have sufficient resources to be able to process the info quick enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many consecutive positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 within the binary code rather than storing the actual 1s and 0s.

Data Compression in Cloud Hosting

The cloud internet hosting platform where your cloud hosting account is generated works by using the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method which the latter uses is better in many aspects, and not only does it compress information better than any compression method that similar file systems use, but it's also quicker. The benefits can be significant in particular on compressible content like website files. Although it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is quicker than reading uncompressed info from a hard disk, so the performance of any website hosted on our servers shall be enhanced. The better and faster compression rates also allow us to generate numerous daily backups of the entire content in every single Internet hosting account, so in the event you delete anything by mistake, the last back-up copy which we have will not be more than a few hours old. This can be done because the backups take considerably less space and their generation is quick enough, to not affect the performance of our servers.