Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud web hosting platform where your new cloud hosting account will be created is known as LZ4 and it is applied by the revolutionary ZFS file system that powers the system. The algorithm is a lot better than the ones other file systems employ as its compression ratio is much 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 data can be read from a hdd. Because of this, LZ4 improves the performance of each and every Internet site hosted on a server that uses this algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio let us generate a number of daily backup copies of the full content of all accounts and store them for a month. Not only do our backup copies take less space, but in addition their generation will not slow the servers down like it can often happen with other file systems.