Data Compression in Web Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is called LZ4. It can supercharge the performance of any site hosted in a web hosting account with us since not only does it compress info more effectively than algorithms employed by alternative file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds that 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 considering that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to generate backups much more quickly and on less disk space, so we can have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not change the performance of the servers. That way, we could always recover any kind of content that you could have removed by mistake.