Data Compression in Shared Web Hosting
The cloud internet hosting platform where your shared web hosting account is created employs the impressive ZFS file system. The LZ4 compression method that the latter uses is superior in a number of aspects, and not only does it compress data better than any compression method which a variety of other file systems use, but it's also much quicker. The gains are significant particularly on compressible content like website files. Even though it could sound unreasonable, uncompressing data with LZ4 is faster than reading uncompressed data from a hard disk, so the performance of any site hosted on our servers shall be better. The better and faster compression rates also make it possible for us to produce multiple daily backups of the whole content in every single Internet hosting account, so should you delete anything by accident, the last back-up copy that we have will not be more than a couple of hours old. This is possible as the backups take considerably less space and their generation is fast enough, so as to not influence the performance of the servers.