A web accelerator is a software application that accelerates a site usually by caching content and delivering it instead of the server. Such programs could be used for both static and dynamic Internet sites as there are a variety of accelerators that can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The best thing about using a web accelerator is that a given Internet site will perform considerably faster without employing additional resources. Just the opposite, such a website will need a lesser amount of resources to work because the web accelerator will handle most requests rather than the hosting server. Unlike many firms that don't offer web accelerators with their solutions or offer only one, we offer three different ones that will enable you to speed up your websites irrespective of their type or content.
Web Accelerators in Web Hosting
If you host your websites inside a web hosting
account from our company, you shall have 3 popular web accelerators to choose from if you'd like to improve the sites' performance. Memcached is used for database-driven sites and it caches the calls and requests between a website and its database, so it can easily decrease the load of such Internet sites considerably. Varnish caches entire web pages the first time a site visitor opens them and provides them from there on if the same website visitor opens them again. It does that much faster than the server, so it can easily increase the loading speed of any site approximately 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time apps which operates on the web server and not within the visitor's Internet browser. It's employed for holiday accommodation booking, chats and other applications where lots of data has to be processed in real time. The availability of these accelerators depends upon the hosting plan that you pick - they may come by default or as an upgrade. In each case, you'll be able to include more instances or more memory for each of them.
Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the websites hosted within your semi-dedicated server
account based on the nature of the website content. Memcached, for example, caches database requests, therefore it's an excellent option for any script application like WordPress or Joomla™
. This way, the database server will not have to process the same request if a number of users open a page with the same content. Varnish is comparable, but it is a general-purpose accelerator because it caches any sort of content the first time a website visitor opens a page. In case this webpage is opened again by the same visitor, it will be provided by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the hosting server. Using this web accelerator can reduce the load generated by your sites drastically. Last, but not least, Node.js will enable you to create scalable web apps 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 substantial piece of data, but processes whatever the client is entering in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available in the Hepsia Control Panel and you shall be able to select how many instances of every one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they can employ.
Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers
Memcached, Varnish and Node.js are available with all dedicated servers
ordered with the Hepsia hosting CP and in accordance with the plan which you choose, you shall also have several gigabytes of dedicated memory for them. Memcached shall decrease the hosting server load by lowering the amount of queries which have to be taken care of because it caches database calls and responses. You shall be able to use it on every Internet site that uses an API or a database - for instance, any website developed with WordPress or Joomla™
. Varnish can improve the performance of any kind of site by caching whole pages the first time a visitor opens them. The accelerator delivers the webpages if the same visitor opens them later and because it does that way quicker than the hosting server, the visitor shall be able to surf your website at least a couple of times faster. That is why Varnish is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. Node.js is an innovative platform that'll allow you to create booking websites, web chats and other apps where real-time server-user interaction is necessary. It processes the information in tiny portions 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.