Data Compression in Web Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud web hosting platform is named LZ4. It can improve the performance of any site hosted in a web hosting account on our end since not only does it compress info more effectively than algorithms employed by alternative file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the HDD reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform since it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. One more advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to create backup copies much more quickly and on lower disk space, so we can have several daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not change the performance of the servers. This way, we could always recover all the content that you could have deleted by mistake.