Data Compression in Cloud Hosting
The ZFS file system which is run on our cloud hosting platform employs a compression algorithm called LZ4. The aforementioned is a lot faster and better than any other algorithm out there, particularly for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. web content. LZ4 even uncompresses data quicker than it is read from a hard drive, which improves the performance of sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Because the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that quickly, we can generate several backups of all the content stored in the cloud hosting accounts on our servers on a daily basis. Both your content and its backups will require reduced space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not affect the performance of the web hosting servers where your content will be kept.