Learn what exactly web accelerators are and in what ways you are able to make the most of them to supercharge your web site’s overall performance.
A web accelerator is a server-side program that accelerates a website. Such a piece of software can function in different ways based on the website content, but in the general case all such programs cache content and deliver it instead of the web server. That's valid for both dynamic and static Internet sites as the cached content may be simple text or database responses and the benefit of using a web accelerator is not just the faster loading site, but also the lessened overall load on the hosting server. That way, you may use a lower-end hosting package that will also cost less while your visitors could still enjoy superior browsing speeds. Few businesses supply web accelerators with their hosting packages and they usually offer just one, while we offer 3 different ones which will allow you to boost the performance of any sort of Internet site considerably.
Web Accelerators in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting plans include three web accelerators that you will be able to use depending on the sites that you would like to run. Memcached is employed to cache database or API calls and responses, which could tremendously improve the functionality of dynamic sites. Varnish is a popular HTTP accelerator that caches web pages and provides them to the visitors much faster than the hosting server after the first time they open them. Node.js is an event-driven platform used for scalable real-time programs such as booking websites. Based on the web hosting solution you pick, these 3 apps might already be included or could be optional upgrades. Either way, you will be able to choose how many instances of each of them shall be at your disposal and what amount of memory they should use. These accelerators are supplied only by a handful of hosting providers, including ours, and they can raise the speed of your web apps substantially.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated ServersThe Hepsia CP which comes with our semi-dedicated server packages shall permit you to use Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your Internet sites. Memcached is among the most popular accelerators since it can accelerate any API or database-driven site by caching requests and responses, thus the web server shall not need to process identical requests time after time. The platform is suitable for Internet sites developed with apps such as Joomla™, Mambo or WordPress. Varnish is an efficient accelerator that caches any type of content and is also known as an HTTP reverse proxy. It caches webpages that are opened by a site visitor for the first time and delivers them each time that same visitor opens them again. Varnish can easily speed up a site several times because it delivers content faster than any hosting server. Node.js is a platform employed for scalable real-time programs such as chats, Internet browser games or social networks. It processes info in smaller pieces as soon as a user enters anything, as a result it works considerably faster than similar platforms in which users submit sizeable parts of information which require time to be processed. You could pick the number of instances and the dedicated memory for every one of the three accelerators through your CP.
- Web Accelerators in VPS ServersIn the event that you get a VPS server with the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to use Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your sites. All 3 accelerators are incorporated inside our packages by default and come with dedicated memory of a few hundred megabytes. Node.js is employed to build scalable programs where real-time interaction is necessary - booking Internet sites, online games, chats, and so forth. It processes the information in little bits as the user is entering it, thus it functions quicker than other platforms which wait for the end users to input one sizeable piece of data. Varnish is a general-purpose accelerator which works as an HTTP proxy. It caches content and delivers it in case the same website visitor opens the same webpage again, which could speed any website several times since Varnish functions quicker than any hosting server. Memcached is employed for caching API and database responses, consequently it's suitable for script-driven websites such as WordPress and Joomla™. This web accelerator can easily decrease the load on your hosting server as it will reduce the amount of database queries that your websites make.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated ServersMemcached, Varnish and Node.js are offered with all dedicated servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting CP and depending on the plan that you opt for, you shall also have several gbs of dedicated memory for them. Memcached can minimize the web server load by lowering the number of queries that need to be handled since it caches database calls and responses. You will be able to use it on any site that uses an API or a database - as an example, any site built with WordPress or Joomla™. Varnish can easily enhance the performance of any sort of Internet site by caching whole pages the first time a guest opens them. The accelerator provides the webpages if the same visitor opens them later on and since it does that way quicker than the web server, the visitor shall be able to browse your site at least several times faster. This is why Varnish is oftentimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. Node.js is a sophisticated platform that will allow you to create booking sites, web chats and other programs where real-time server-user interaction is required. It processes the data in little bits as the user fills different boxes and does not wait for all boxes to be filled and processed as one massive piece of info, which makes Node.js considerably quicker than similar apps.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers