Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm that we use on the cloud web hosting platform where your new shared hosting account will be created is known as LZ4 and it's used by the advanced ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is greater than the ones other file systems employ because its compression ratio is much higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens faster than information can be read from a hard disk. As a result, LZ4 improves the performance of every Internet site located on a server which uses the algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to make a number of daily backup copies of the whole content of all accounts and store them for one month. Not only do our backup copies take less space, but also their generation doesn't slow the servers down like it can often happen with other file systems.