What kind of info is it possible to compress? Just how does data compression function? Discover more about its space-saving pros.
Data compression is the lowering of the number of bits which have to be stored or transmitted and the process is very important in the internet hosting field because data filed on hard drives is typically compressed in order to take less space. There're many different algorithms for compressing information and they have different effectiveness based upon the content. A number of them remove just the redundant bits, so no data will be lost, while others delete unneeded bits, which leads to worse quality once the particular data is uncompressed. The method employs plenty of processing time, which means that a hosting server should be powerful enough to be able to compress and uncompress data right away. One example how binary code may be compressed is by "remembering" that there're five sequential 1s, for example, rather than storing all five 1s.
Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud web hosting platform is named LZ4. It can boost the performance of any website hosted in a cloud web hosting account with us as not only does it compress info more efficiently than algorithms employed by other file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a great deal of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform because it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to create backups more quickly and on lower disk space, so we will have several daily backups of your files and databases and their generation won't influence the performance of the servers. In this way, we can always restore all of the content that you could have removed by mistake.