Data Compression in Hosting
The compression algorithm which we work with on the cloud web hosting platform where your new hosting account will be created is named LZ4 and it's applied by the advanced ZFS file system which powers the platform. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems work with because its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data a lot faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens at a faster rate than info can be read from a hard disk. Consequently, LZ4 improves the performance of each and every site hosted 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 make a number of daily backups of the full content of all accounts and store them for a month. Not only do these backups take less space, but in addition their generation won't slow the servers down like it can often happen with other file systems.