Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new cloud hosting account shall be created is known as LZ4 and it is used by the revolutionary ZFS file system which powers the platform. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems work with since its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data significantly quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens even faster than info can be read from a hard disk. Therefore, LZ4 improves the performance of any Internet site hosted on a server that uses this algorithm. We use LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio let us produce a couple of daily backup copies of the whole content of all accounts and keep them for a month. Not only do our backups take less space, but in addition their generation will not slow the servers down like it can often happen with other file systems.