Just what do web accelerators do? What can you do in order to raise your Internet site's load speed?
A web accelerator is a software which speeds up a site, normally by caching its content. There are many types of accelerators, but in the typical case this sort of applications cache static content or database responses and provide them in lieu of the server, hence increasing the performance of a site noticeably. The latter can be done because accelerator applications work faster than a hosting server and not simply will an Internet site function better, but the server load will also lessen, which will enable you to run heavy Internet sites with less system resources. We offer 3 web accelerators with our hosting plans, which will permit you to increase the speed of any type of site. In comparison, most web hosting companies don't offer any web accelerators or offer just one, which limits your choice of web applications if you would like to employ this kind of software.
Web Accelerators in Web Hosting
When you purchase one of our web hosting plans, you shall have 3 widely used web accelerators at your disposal and you'll be able to access them directly through the Hepsia CP that is included with our plans. Varnish is one of the most popular ones and it could significantly accelerate any website because it caches the pages which a site visitor opens for the first time and provides them each and every time that website visitor opens them again. Since Varnish functions considerably faster than any hosting server, the loading speed of any site using the accelerator will improve considerably. Memcached is used to cache database and API calls and responses between a visitor and a web server, so it's much like Varnish, but is employed predominantly for database-driven Internet sites. Considering that the website shall connect to its database significantly less, the overall hosting server load will be reduced substantially. The 3rd accelerator, Node.js, is used for scalable online programs such as chats and booking sites as it processes info in real time the instant it is entered on the website by the users. Based on the package you choose, these accelerators might be available or could be an optional upgrade.
- 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 depending on the nature of the website content. Memcached, in particular, caches database requests, therefore it's a fantastic option for any script app like WordPress or Joomla™. This way, the database server will not need to process the exact same request if multiple users open a site with the same content. Varnish is similar, but it is a general-purpose accelerator because it caches any type of content the first time a visitor opens an Internet site. If this webpage is opened again by the same website visitor, it will be provided by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the hosting server. Employing this web accelerator shall minimize the load generated by your sites tremendously. Last, but not least, Node.js will allow you to produce scalable web applications like hotel booking websites or chats. Its advantage over similar platforms is that it doesn't wait for a client to submit a sizable piece of information, but processes whatever the client is entering in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available in the Hepsia CP and you shall be able to pick how many instances of each one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they can use.
- Web Accelerators in VPS ServersAll VPS servers that are incorporated with the Hepsia CP come with Varnish, Memcached and Node.js already included and you'll get several hundred MBs of dedicated memory for them by default. Varnish, which is also known as an HTTP reverse proxy, caches pages the first time a site visitor opens them and delivers them in case that guest opens them again, so the web server shall not need to perform any action. As Varnish operates much faster than any web server, a website employing this accelerator will function several times quicker. Memcached is a platform that caches database calls and responses and it is used for WordPress, Joomla™ and other script-driven applications which store their content inside a database. Node.js is a powerful platform for creating scalable web programs. Any data on a site which employs Node.js is processed in real time, making it a great choice for dining and accommodation booking websites, web-based chats, web browser games, and so on.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated ServersIf you pick Hepsia as the hosting CP for your new dedicated server, you shall have Memcached, Varnish and Node.js available for accelerating your Internet sites. Memcached will be able to reduce the load on the hosting server by lowering the queries your script-driven websites make as it caches database responses. This web accelerator is perfect for dynamic sites built with WordPress, Joomla™ and similar scripts. Varnish, which is known as an HTTP reverse proxy, caches whole sites the first time a new website visitor opens them. It can be employed to speed up any sort of Internet site as it provides the cached content much faster than the web server any time a customer opens the same webpage again. You can employ Node.js for online applications which demand real-time server-client interaction such as online chats or booking Internet sites. Unlike other platforms that wait for the user to input everything on a form, Node.js processes the information piece by piece as the user fills every box, so it functions faster and more effectively. All dedicated server packages feature several gigabytes of memory dedicated to these three web accelerators.
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