Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud internet hosting platform is called LZ4. It can improve the performance of any site hosted in a cloud hosting account with us since not only does it compress data significantly better than algorithms used by other file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This is achieved by using a great deal of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform owing to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to make backup copies much quicker and on less disk space, so we can have multiple daily backups of your databases and files and their generation won't change the performance of the servers. That way, we can always recover all content that you could have erased by accident.