Data Compression in Web Hosting
The compression algorithm that we employ on the cloud web hosting platform where your new web hosting account will be created is called LZ4 and it is used by the leading-edge ZFS file system which powers the platform. The algorithm is superior to the ones other file systems employ because its compression ratio is higher and it processes data considerably quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens more quickly than information can be read from a hard disk. As a result, LZ4 improves the performance of any website located on a server which uses the algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to generate a number of daily backups of the whole content of all accounts and keep them for one month. Not only do these backups take less space, but their generation will not slow the servers down like it can often happen with various other file systems.