Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The compression algorithm used by the ZFS file system which runs on our cloud hosting platform is called LZ4. It can supercharge the performance of any website hosted in a cloud hosting account on our end because not only does it compress info more effectively than algorithms employed by various file systems, but also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard disk reading speeds. This can be done by using a great deal of CPU processing time, that is not a problem for our platform due to the fact that it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. An additional advantage of LZ4 is that it allows us to make backups faster and on reduced disk space, so we can have a couple of daily backups of your databases and files and their generation will not change the performance of the servers. That way, we can always recover the content that you could have deleted by accident.