Data Compression in Hosting
The compression algorithm that we use on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new hosting account shall be created is called LZ4 and it's used by the state-of-the-art ZFS file system which powers the platform. The algorithm is greater than the ones other file systems employ because its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data considerably faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens more quickly than information can be read from a hard disk drive. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of every site stored on a server that uses this particular algorithm. We use LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to make multiple daily backup copies of the whole content of all accounts and keep them for one month. Not only do our backup copies take less space, but also their generation won't slow the servers down like it can often happen with various other file systems.