Just what do web accelerators do? What can you do to boost your site's load speed?
A web accelerator is a software application that speeds up a site typically by caching content and delivering it instead of the web server. Such programs may be used for both dynamic and static websites because there are different accelerators which can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The main advantage of using a web accelerator is that a given website shall perform significantly faster without employing extra resources. Just the opposite, such a website will demand much less resources to work since the web accelerator will take care of most requests rather than the hosting server. In contrast to many firms that don't offer web accelerators with their plans or offer only one, we offer 3 different ones that'll enable you to speed up your Internet sites regardless of their type or content.
Web Accelerators in Cloud Web Hosting
Our cloud web hosting solutions come with 3 web accelerators which you will be able to employ depending on the sites that you'd like to run. Memcached is used to cache database or API calls and responses, which could greatly boost the functionality of dynamic Internet sites. Varnish is a popular HTTP accelerator that caches webpages and provides them to the visitors considerably faster than the server after the first time they open them. Node.js is an event-driven platform used for scalable real-time programs for example booking websites. Depending on the hosting plan you select, these three apps may already be included or may be optional upgrades. Either way, you shall be able to choose how many instances of each of them will be at your disposal and what amount of memory they should employ. These accelerators are provided only by a few web hosting companies, including ours, and they could increase the speed of your web apps significantly.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated HostingYou shall be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated hosting account in accordance with the nature of the website content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, therefore it's a superb option for any script application like WordPress or Joomla™. This way, the database server will not need to process the very same request if a number of users open a website with the same content. Varnish is similar, but it's a general-purpose accelerator as it caches any kind of content the first time a guest opens a site. In case this web page is opened again by the same website visitor, it'll be provided by Varnish at a greater speed compared to the hosting server. Using this web accelerator shall lessen the load created by your Internet sites significantly. Last, but not least, Node.js shall allow you to build scalable web applications like hotel booking sites or chats. Its advantage over similar platforms is that it doesn't wait for a client to submit a large piece of info, but processes whatever the user is inputting in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available inside the Hepsia Control Panel and you shall be able to pick how many instances of each one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they'll use.
- Web Accelerators in VPS Web HostingIf you obtain a virtual private server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to use Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your sites. All 3 accelerators are incorporated in our solutions by default and feature dedicated memory of several hundred megabytes. Node.js is employed to develop scalable apps where real-time interaction is required - booking sites, online games, chats, etc. It processes the information in smaller portions as the user is entering it, therefore it functions more quickly than other platforms which wait for the users to input one big bit of info. 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 website again, which could speed any website several times since Varnish functions a lot quicker than any server. Memcached is employed for caching API and database responses, consequently it's ideal for script-driven Internet sites like WordPress and Joomla™. This web accelerator can easily minimize the load on your server as it'll reduce the number of database queries which your websites make.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers HostingIn the event that you order a dedicated server from our company and you opt for Hepsia as the hosting CP, you'll be able to use Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your Internet sites. All plans feature several gigabytes of memory dedicated to these accelerators and the actual amount depends on the package that you select. Node.js is employed for scalable online programs including browser games or hotel booking and it processes the data in real time as the user enters it, which makes it faster than comparable platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you employ it for a script-driven Internet site, not simply will the website speed up, but also the load on the server will decline because there shall be a lesser amount of database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it's not limited to databases. Instead, it caches whole websites once a visitor opens them and provides them instead of the web server each and every time the same visitor opens them later on. As Varnish processes web requests much quicker than any server, the overall performance of an Internet site using this accelerator may increase as much as 300%.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Hosting