Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm that we employ on the cloud web hosting platform where your new cloud hosting account shall be created is called LZ4 and it is used by the advanced ZFS file system that powers the system. The algorithm is better 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 as this happens more quickly than data can be read from a hdd. Because of this, LZ4 improves the performance of each Internet site stored on a server which uses this algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to produce several daily backups of the full content of all accounts and keep them for thirty days. Not only do our backup copies take less space, but also their generation won't slow the servers down like it often happens with various other file systems.