Data Compression in Cloud Website Hosting
The compression algorithm which we employ on the cloud internet hosting platform where your new cloud website hosting account will be created is known as LZ4 and it is applied by the state-of-the-art ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is better than the ones other file systems work with as its compression ratio is higher and it processes data considerably quicker. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens faster than info can be read from a hdd. Because of this, LZ4 improves the performance of each site stored on a server which uses this algorithm. We take full advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to generate a couple of daily backup copies of the full content of all accounts and keep them for a month. Not only do our backups take less space, but their generation doesn't slow the servers down like it can often happen with alternative file systems.