What exactly do web accelerators do? What can you do in order to boost your site's loading speed?
A web accelerator is a server-side program which quickens an Internet site. Such a piece of software may work in different ways based on the website content, but in the typical situation all such programs cache content and deliver it instead of the hosting server. This is valid for both dynamic and static Internet sites as the cached content could be simple text or database responses and the benefit of using a web accelerator isn't simply the faster loading website, but also the smaller overall load on the machine. That way, you can employ a lower-end hosting solution that will also cost less while your visitors will be able to still enjoy superior browsing speeds. Several businesses supply web accelerators with their hosting packages and they often offer only one, while we offer 3 different ones that'll allow you to improve the performance of any type of website significantly.
Web Accelerators in Hosting
If you host your Internet sites within a hosting account from us, you shall have three popular web accelerators to choose from if you would like to boost the sites' efficiency. Memcached is used for database-driven Internet sites and it caches the calls and requests between a website and its database, so it can easily decrease the load of such sites substantially. Varnish caches whole pages the first time a visitor opens them and provides them from there on if the same visitor opens them again. It does that considerably faster than the web server, so it can boost the loading speed of any website approximately 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time apps that functions on the hosting server and not in the visitor's world-wide web browser. It's employed for holiday accommodation booking, chats and other programs where a lot of data needs to be processed in real time. The availability of those accelerators depends on the hosting solution which you select - they may come by default or as an upgrade. In each case, you shall be able to add more instances or more memory for each of them.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated ServersYou'll be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server account in accordance with the nature of the website content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, so it is a fantastic option for any script program such as WordPress or Joomla™. This way, the database web server will not have to process exactly the same request if a number of users open a site with the same content. Varnish is very similar, but it's a general-purpose accelerator since it caches any type of content the first time a guest opens an Internet site. If that page is opened again by the exact same website visitor, it shall be delivered by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the web server. Employing this web accelerator will decrease the load created by your sites significantly. Last, but not least, Node.js will enable you to produce scalable web applications such as hotel booking sites or chats. Its advantage over very similar platforms is that it does not wait for a user to submit a big piece of information, but processes whatever the customer is typing in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available inside the Hepsia CP and you will be able to select how many instances of each and every one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they can use.
- Web Accelerators in VPS ServersAll VPS servers that are set up with the Hepsia Control Panel come with Varnish, Memcached and Node.js already included and you'll get several hundred MBs of dedicated memory for them by default. Varnish, that is also known as an HTTP reverse proxy, caches web pages the first time a website visitor opens them and provides them in case that visitor opens them again, therefore the web server won't have to perform any action. As Varnish operates considerably faster than any server, an Internet site using this accelerator shall operate several times faster. Memcached is a platform that caches database calls and responses and it is employed for WordPress, Joomla™ and other script-driven applications which store their content in a database. Node.js is an effective platform for building scalable web programs. Any information on a site which employs Node.js is processed right away, which makes it an excellent choice for dining and accommodation booking sites, web-based chats, web browser games, and so forth.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated ServersMemcached, Varnish and Node.js are provided with all dedicated servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting CP and based on the plan that you opt for, you will also have several gigabytes of dedicated memory for them. Memcached can decrease the web server load by lowering the amount of queries that need to be addressed since it caches database calls and responses. You'll be able to use it on every site that uses an API or a database - for example, any website designed with WordPress or Joomla™. Varnish can enhance the performance of any sort of website by caching whole pages the first time a visitor opens them. The accelerator delivers the web pages if the very same visitor opens them later and considering the fact that it does that much quicker than the web server, the website visitor shall be able to surf your site at least a couple of times faster. For this reason Varnish is often called an HTTP reverse proxy. Node.js is a sophisticated platform that'll allow you to develop booking sites, web chats and other applications where real-time server-user interaction is necessary. It processes the information in tiny pieces as the user fills different boxes and does not wait for all boxes to be filled and processed as one large chunk of information, which makes Node.js much faster than similar programs.
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