Data Compression in Cloud Web Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new cloud web hosting account shall be created is named LZ4 and it is used by the cutting-edge ZFS file system that powers the system. The algorithm is greater than the ones other file systems use 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 faster than information can be read from a hdd. Consequently, LZ4 improves the performance of each site located on a server which uses the algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to produce a number of daily backup copies of the full content of all accounts and keep them for one month. Not only do these backup copies take less space, but also their generation does not slow the servers down like it often happens with other file systems.