Data Compression in Shared Website Hosting
The compression algorithm that we use on the cloud web hosting platform where your new shared website hosting account will be created is known as LZ4 and it's used by the advanced ZFS file system which 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 significantly faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens more quickly than info can be read from a hard disk. Therefore, LZ4 improves the performance of each site hosted 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 produce a couple of daily backup copies of the entire content of all accounts and keep them for one month. Not only do our backups take less space, but also their generation will not slow the servers down like it often happens with various other file systems.