Just what do web accelerators do? What can you do to improve your website's load speed?
A web accelerator is a server-side application that speeds up a site. Such a piece of software can function in different ways depending on the site content, but in the general situation all such apps cache content and deliver it instead of the web server. This is valid for both static and dynamic sites as the cached content may be simple text or database responses and the advantage of employing a web accelerator is not simply the faster loading website, but also the decreased overall load on the machine. This way, you can use a lower-end hosting solution that'll also cost less while your website visitors could still enjoy superior browsing speeds. Few service providers offer web accelerators with their hosting plans and they often offer only one, while we offer three different ones that'll permit you to boost the performance of any kind of website considerably.
Web Accelerators in Website Hosting
When you host your sites within a website hosting account from our firm, you shall have 3 popular web accelerators to choose from if you would like to boost the sites' performance. Memcached is employed for database-driven sites and it caches the calls and requests between an Internet site and its database, so it can minimize the load of such Internet sites tremendously. Varnish caches whole web pages the first time a visitor opens them and delivers them from there on if the same site visitor opens them again. It does that much faster than the web server, so it can increase the loading speed of any site up to 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time apps that works on the web server and not within the visitor's Internet browser. It is used for holiday accommodation booking, chats and other applications where plenty of data has to be processed in real time. The availability of those accelerators depends upon the hosting solution that you choose - they may come by default or as an upgrade. In each case, you will be able to include more instances or more memory for every one of them.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated ServersOur semi-dedicated server plans will allow you to use Memcached, Varnish and Node.js - 3 of the most powerful web accelerators available on the market. Memcached is used to cache database and API calls and responses, so it can easily speed up any script-driven Internet site. You may use it for any website built with WordPress or Joomla™, for example. Varnish is also often called an HTTP reverse proxy and it is a general-purpose caching platform that may be employed for any kind of Internet sites. Based on the content, it could boost the performance of a website approximately 300%. Node.js is an advanced system used to create scalable Internet programs that process info in real time such as booking portals. Its advantage is that different from similar platforms, it processes information continuously and in small portions instead of waiting for the user to submit one large chunk of data. The accelerators can be enabled for any Internet site through the Hepsia Control Panel and you'll be able to choose how many instances of every one of them will work and how much memory they shall employ.
- Web Accelerators in VPS ServersIn case you get a VPS server with the Hepsia CP, you will be able to employ Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your Internet sites. All 3 accelerators are incorporated within our solutions by default and come with dedicated memory of a few hundred MBs. Node.js is used to create scalable applications where real-time interaction is necessary - booking Internet sites, online games, chats, and so on. It processes the data in small pieces as the end user is entering it, thus it operates more quickly than other platforms which wait for the users to input one massive part of data. Varnish is a general-purpose accelerator that works as an HTTP proxy. It caches content and delivers it if the same site visitor opens the same page again, which could speed any site several times due to the fact that Varnish works more quickly than any server. Memcached is employed for caching API and database responses, so it's suitable for script-driven websites like WordPress and Joomla™. This web accelerator can lessen the load on your hosting server since it will reduce the amount of database queries that your sites make.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated ServersMemcached, Varnish and Node.js are provided with all dedicated servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting CP and in accordance with the package deal which you pick, you shall also have several gigabytes of dedicated memory for them. Memcached will reduce the server load by lowering the amount of queries which have to be taken care of as it caches database calls and responses. You will be able to use it on every Internet site which uses an API or a database - for example, any website built with WordPress or Joomla™. Varnish can easily boost the performance of any kind of Internet site by caching whole pages the first time a visitor opens them. The accelerator delivers the web pages if the same visitor opens them afterwards and considering the fact that it does that much quicker than the server, the website visitor shall be able to look through your Internet site at least a few times faster. This is why Varnish is sometimes categorised as an HTTP reverse proxy. Node.js is an innovative platform that will enable you to develop booking sites, web chats and other programs where real-time server-user interaction is necessary. It processes the data in tiny parts as the client fills different boxes and does not wait for all boxes to be filled and processed as one substantial chunk of info, which makes Node.js much faster than similar apps.
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