What precisely do web accelerators do? What can you do in order to raise your site's loading speed?
A web accelerator is a software application that accelerates a site typically by caching content and delivering it instead of the server. Such programs may be used for both static and dynamic sites because there are different accelerators that can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The benefit of employing a web accelerator is that a given Internet site shall perform considerably faster without employing additional resources. Just the opposite, this kind of a website will require much less resources to work as the web accelerator will take care of most requests rather than the web server. Unlike many companies which don't offer web accelerators with their solutions or offer only 1, we offer 3 different ones that'll permit you to speed up your websites whatever their style or content.
Web Accelerators in Hosting
We offer three of the most well-known web accelerators along with our hosting packages and based upon what plan you shall select when you sign up, they might already be available or they might be an optional upgrade. Varnish is the most well-known one of them and it may be employed for any type of site. It caches the web pages the first time a site visitor opens them and provides them at a considerably faster speed compared to the hosting server each and every time that a website visitor opens them again. Memcached is used to cache API and database calls, so it can easily boost the speed of dynamic sites such as online stores, community forums or social networks. Node.js is employed for scalable web apps and it operates in real-time, which makes it ideal for server-side data processing - chats, browser games, booking portals, etcetera. You shall be able to choose how much memory these accelerators shall employ and how many instances of each shall run from your Hepsia web hosting CP.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated HostingYou will be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated hosting account depending on the nature of the website content. Memcached, for example, caches database requests, therefore it is a superb choice for any script program like WordPress or Joomla™. This way, the database web server will not need to process the same request if multiple users open a webpage with the same content. Varnish is very similar, but it is a general-purpose accelerator since it caches any type of content the first time a website visitor opens a page. In case that page is opened again by the very same guest, it will be delivered by Varnish at a much higher speed compared to the server. Employing this web accelerator will decrease the load produced by your websites tremendously. Last, but not least, Node.js shall enable you to create scalable web programs such as hotel booking Internet sites or chats. Its advantage over comparable platforms is that it doesn't wait for a user to submit a large piece of data, but processes whatever the client is typing in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available within the Hepsia CP and you'll be able to select how many instances of each one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they'll use.
- Web Accelerators in VPS HostingIn the event that you choose your virtual private server to be incorporated with the Hepsia Control Panel, you shall be able to use Varnish, Memcached and Node.js - three of the most commonly used web accelerators. Varnish caches webpages the first time they are visited and provides them each and every time the same individual visits them again, which shall speed up any kind of website several times. Memcached is employed for dynamic script programs for example Joomla™ and WordPress since it caches database requests and responses, as a result the database hosting server shall not need to process the exact same webpage each and every time guests open it in case the same content should be shown. Node.js is a platform for developing real-time programs for example online games and chats. It functions much faster than similar platforms as it processes the information in small bits all the time and does not wait for users to enter a substantial piece of data which shall need more time to be processed. The three web accelerators are provided with all Hepsia-based VPS packages and come with several hundred megabytes of dedicated memory.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated Web HostingMemcached, Node.js and Varnish are provided by default with all our dedicated servers that are ordered with Hepsia as the hosting Control Panel. These three web accelerators come with several gbs of dedicated memory and you can use them to speed up any kind of site. Memcached can drastically minimize the load on the web server if you have script-driven Internet sites because it caches database responses, thus it minimizes the amount of database queries that the hosting server has to take care of. Node.js shall allow you to build scalable applications with real-time user-server interaction such as chats or dining booking websites. Its advantage over very similar platforms is that it processes data the moment the user enters it, so all the data is handled faster and in small portions. Varnish caches whole webpages the first time a website visitor opens them and provides them each time the same guest opens them again, which makes it a universal accelerator for any kind of Internet sites. Since it operates faster than any web server, it can easily speed up a site at least several times and because of this, Varnish is one of the most widely used web accelerators around.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Hosting