The term data compression means lowering the number of bits of info that needs to be stored or transmitted. This can be achieved with or without losing info, so what will be deleted at the time of the compression will be either redundant data or unneeded one. When the data is uncompressed afterwards, in the first case the info and the quality shall be the same, whereas in the second case the quality shall be worse. There're various compression algorithms that are more effective for various sort of information. Compressing and uncompressing data often takes lots of processing time, which means that the server executing the action must have ample resources to be able to process the info fast enough. One simple example how information can be compressed is to store just how many sequential positions should have 1 and how many should have 0 within the binary code as an alternative to storing the particular 1s and 0s.
Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The cloud hosting platform where your cloud hosting account will be made employs the cutting-edge ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter employs is superior in a number of aspects, and not only does it compress info better than any compression method that other file systems use, but it is also much faster. The benefits can be significant especially on compressible content like website files. While it may sound irrational, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed info from a hard drive, so the performance of each and every website hosted on our servers shall be enhanced. The better and quicker compression rates also make it possible for us to produce numerous daily backups of the entire content in every single Internet hosting account, so if you delete something by mistake, the last back-up copy that we have won't be more than a couple of hours old. This is possible as the backups take considerably less space and their generation is quick enough, so as to not change the performance of our servers.