Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The ZFS file system that is run on our cloud hosting platform employs a compression algorithm identified as LZ4. The latter is a lot faster and better than any other algorithm available on the market, particularly for compressing and uncompressing non-binary data i.e. internet content. LZ4 even uncompresses data faster than it is read from a hard disk drive, which improves the performance of sites hosted on ZFS-based platforms. Since the algorithm compresses data very well and it does that quickly, we're able to generate several backup copies of all the content stored in the shared hosting accounts on our servers daily. Both your content and its backups will need less space and since both ZFS and LZ4 work very fast, the backup generation will not change the performance of the web servers where your content will be stored.