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 will be created is called LZ4 and it's applied by the cutting-edge ZFS file system that powers the system. The algorithm is superior to the ones other file systems use as its compression ratio is a lot higher and it processes data a lot quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens even faster than info can be read from a hard drive. Therefore, 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 let us make multiple daily backups of the whole content of all accounts and store them for thirty days. Not only do the backup copies take less space, but also their generation will not slow the servers down like it can often happen with some other file systems.