What precisely do web accelerators do? What can you do to be able to boost your site's load speed?
A web accelerator is a piece of software that speeds up a site typically by caching content and providing it instead of the server. Such applications may be used for both dynamic and static sites because there are different accelerators that can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The main advantage of using a web accelerator is that a given website shall perform substantially faster without employing extra resources. Quite the opposite, this type of a website will demand significantly less resources to function as the web accelerator will handle most requests rather than the hosting server. Contrary to many companies that do not offer web accelerators with their plans or offer only one, we offer three different ones which will allow you to speed up your sites regardless of their style or content.
Web Accelerators in Hosting
If you host your sites inside a hosting account from our company, you shall have three popular web accelerators to select from if you'd like to boost the sites' efficiency. Memcached is used for database-driven websites and it caches the calls and requests between an Internet site and its database, so it can reduce the load of such sites substantially. Varnish caches entire web pages the first time a site visitor opens them and delivers them from there on if the same visitor opens them again. It does that considerably faster than the server, so it can raise the loading speed of any website approximately 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time programs that functions on the server and not inside the visitor's web browser. It's used for holiday accommodation booking, chats and other apps where loads of data should be processed in real time. The availability of these accelerators depends on the hosting package which you pick - they could come by default or as an upgrade. In each case, you will be able to include more instances or more memory for each one of them.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated ServersIn case you pick one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, you will be able to take advantage of Varnish, Memcached and Node.js - 3 powerful web accelerators. Varnish is a multi-purpose program that caches websites the first time a website visitor opens them and provides them instead of the web server if the website visitor opens them again approximately 300% quicker. Memcached caches API and database calls and responses so that the server doesn't have to process each request, that makes it ideal for database-driven Internet sites, for example ones developed with Joomla™ or WordPress. Node.js is employed to build web applications that function in real-time such as chats or accommodation booking websites and it processes every bit of info as soon as the user types it instead of waiting for massive portions of info to be accumulated. The Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our semi-dedicated solutions shall allow you to choose how many instances of every accelerator will work at a time and the amount of memory they'll use.
- Web Accelerators in VPS ServersIn the event that you obtain a VPS server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you shall be able to employ Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your sites. All 3 accelerators are incorporated in our packages by default and come with dedicated memory of several hundred MBs. Node.js is used to create scalable apps where real-time interaction is necessary - booking websites, online flash games, chats, and so on. It processes the data in smaller portions as the end user is entering it, thus it operates more quickly than other platforms which wait for the end users to enter one big part of info. Varnish is a general-purpose accelerator that works as an HTTP proxy. It caches content and delivers it in case the same visitor opens the same webpage again, which could speed any site several times since Varnish functions quicker than any hosting server. Memcached is used for caching API and database responses, consequently it's appropriate for script-driven Internet sites like WordPress and Joomla™. This web accelerator can reduce the load on your hosting server as it'll decrease the amount of database queries your Internet sites make.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated ServersIn case you select Hepsia as the hosting CP for your new dedicated server, you'll have Memcached, Varnish and Node.js readily available for increasing the speed of your websites. Memcached can minimize the load on the web server by lowering the queries your script-driven sites make since it caches database responses. This web accelerator is great for dynamic sites designed with WordPress, Joomla™ and very similar scripts. Varnish, which is referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy, caches whole pages the first time a new website visitor opens them. It could be employed to accelerate any kind of Internet site because it delivers the cached content faster than the server every time a visitor opens the same page again. You'll be able to use Node.js for online applications that require real-time server-client interaction such as online chats or booking sites. Unlike other platforms that wait for the user to enter everything on a form, Node.js processes the information piece by piece as the user fills every box, so it works faster and more effectively. All dedicated server plans feature several gigabytes of memory dedicated to these three web accelerators.
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