Data Compression in Shared Website Hosting
The compression algorithm which we employ on the cloud web hosting platform where your new shared website hosting account will be created is called LZ4 and it's used by the advanced ZFS file system which powers the system. The algorithm is superior to the ones other file systems work with as its compression ratio is higher and it processes data considerably faster. The speed is most noticeable when content is being uncompressed since this happens even faster than info can be read from a hdd. For that reason, LZ4 improves the performance of every website stored on a server which uses this particular algorithm. We take advantage of LZ4 in an additional way - its speed and compression ratio make it possible for us to make a couple of daily backup copies of the full content of all accounts and keep them for 30 days. Not only do the backup copies take less space, but also their generation won't slow the servers down like it often happens with alternative file systems.