Data Compression in Web Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can improve the performance of any website hosted in a web hosting account on our end because not only does it compress data much better than algorithms used by various other file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that are higher than the hard drive reading speeds. This is achieved by using a great deal of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform owing to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to create backup copies much quicker and on lower disk space, so we shall have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not change the performance of the servers. This way, we can always restore all of the content that you could have deleted by accident.