Data Compression in Web Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform is named LZ4. It can supercharge the performance of any Internet site hosted in a web hosting account on our end because not only does it compress info more efficiently than algorithms used by alternative file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform because it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to generate backup copies a lot faster and on lower disk space, so we can have a couple of daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not affect the performance of the servers. In this way, we could always recover all the content that you could have removed by accident.