Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The compression algorithm which we work with on the cloud hosting platform where your new shared web hosting account will be created is called LZ4 and it is applied by the revolutionary ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is greater than the ones other file systems use since its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data a lot quicker. 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 drive. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of each and every Internet site stored on a server which uses this algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to produce a couple of daily backups of the full content of all accounts and store them for one month. Not only do these backup copies take less space, but also their generation won't slow the servers down like it can often happen with many other file systems.