Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud web hosting platform where your new cloud hosting account shall be created is known as LZ4 and it is applied by the state-of-the-art ZFS file system that powers the platform. The algorithm is a lot better than the ones other file systems employ because its compression ratio is higher and it processes data considerably quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens at a faster rate than information can be read from a hard disk. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of each and every site stored on a server which uses this algorithm. We use LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to produce a number of daily backups of the entire content of all accounts and store them for one month. Not only do these backup copies take less space, but their generation doesn't slow the servers down like it often happens with other file systems.