Data Compression in Website Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is called LZ4. It can improve the performance of any website hosted in a website hosting account on our end as not only does it compress data significantly better than algorithms used by various file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the HDD reading speeds. This is achieved by using a great deal of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform for the reason that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to make backup copies at a higher speed and on lower disk space, so we will have multiple daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not affect the performance of the servers. This way, we can always recover any content that you may have deleted by accident.