Data Compression in Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new hosting account will be created is called LZ4 and it's applied by the leading-edge ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is far better than the ones other file systems work with since its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data a lot faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens at a faster rate than info can be read from a hard disk drive. Therefore, LZ4 improves the performance of any website stored on a server which uses this particular algorithm. We use LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to make several daily backup copies of the entire content of all accounts and keep them for 30 days. Not only do these backups take less space, but their generation won't slow the servers down like it often happens with some other file systems.