Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm that we work with on the cloud hosting platform where your new cloud hosting account shall be created is called LZ4 and it's applied by the cutting-edge ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is greater than the ones other file systems work with 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 at a faster rate than information can be read from a hard disk. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of each website stored on a server that uses this algorithm. We use LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio allow us to make a couple of daily backups of the whole content of all accounts and store them for one month. Not only do these backups take less space, but also their generation doesn't slow the servers down like it often happens with other file systems.