Data Compression in Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud hosting platform where your new hosting account shall be created is named LZ4 and it is used by the state-of-the-art ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems use because its compression ratio is higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens quicker than info can be read from a hard drive. Consequently, LZ4 improves the performance of each and every Internet site hosted on a server which uses this particular algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to make several daily backups of the full content of all accounts and keep them for one month. Not only do these backups take less space, but in addition their generation does not slow the servers down like it often happens with other file systems.