Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm that we use on the cloud hosting platform where your new shared hosting account shall be created is called LZ4 and it is applied by the cutting-edge ZFS file system that powers the system. The algorithm is much better than the ones other file systems use as 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 faster than info can be read from a hard disk. Therefore, LZ4 improves the performance of each site hosted on a server which uses this particular algorithm. We use LZ4 in one more way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to produce multiple daily backup copies of the entire content of all accounts and store them for thirty days. Not only do our backups take less space, but their generation will not slow the servers down like it often happens with many other file systems.