Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The compression algorithm that we employ on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new shared web hosting account shall be created is called LZ4 and it's used by the revolutionary ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is superior to the ones other file systems work with as its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data considerably quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed as this happens quicker than information can be read from a hard disk. Because of this, LZ4 improves the performance of every Internet site located on a server which uses the algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to produce multiple daily backups of the full content of all accounts and store them for 30 days. Not only do the backups take less space, but in addition their generation won't slow the servers down like it often happens with various other file systems.