What exactly do web accelerators do? What could you do to boost your Internet site's load speed?
A web accelerator is a piece of software that speeds up a site generally by caching content and providing it instead of the hosting server. Such programs could be used for both dynamic and static sites because there are various accelerators that can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The advantage of using a web accelerator is that a given Internet site shall perform significantly faster without using extra resources. Just the opposite, such a website will need a lesser amount of resources to operate as the web accelerator will deal with most requests instead of the server. In contrast to many businesses which do not offer web accelerators with their plans or offer just one, we offer three different ones which will enable you to speed up your sites irrespective of their style or content.
Web Accelerators in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your websites within a shared web hosting
account from our firm, you shall have three popular web accelerators to select from if you would like to boost the sites' performance. Memcached is employed for database-driven sites and it caches the calls and requests between a site and its database, so it can decrease the load of such websites significantly. Varnish caches entire webpages the first time a website visitor opens them and provides them from there on if the same visitor opens them again. It does that considerably faster than the hosting server, so it can easily raise the loading speed of any Internet site as much as 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time apps which operates on the web server and not within the visitor's web browser. It's employed for holiday accommodation booking, chats and other programs where a lot of data should be processed in real time. The availability of those accelerators depends on the hosting solution which you choose - they may come by default or as an upgrade. In each case, you'll be able to add more instances or more memory for every one of them.
Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia CP which is included with our semi-dedicated server
packages will allow you to use Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your Internet sites. Memcached is among the most famous accelerators because it can increase the speed of any API or database-driven website by caching requests and responses, therefore the hosting server shall not need to process identical requests time after time. The platform is suitable for Internet sites designed with apps like Joomla™
, Mambo or WordPress. Varnish is an efficient accelerator that caches any sort of content and is also known as an HTTP reverse proxy. It caches web pages which are opened by a website visitor for the first time and provides them every time that very same guest opens them again. Varnish can easily accelerate an Internet site several times simply because it delivers content faster than any web server. Node.js is a platform employed for scalable real-time programs like chats, web browser games or social networks. It processes data in small pieces the moment a user enters something, therefore it operates faster than similar platforms in which users submit massive portions of information that need time to be processed. You could pick the number of instances and the dedicated memory for each and every one of the 3 accelerators using your Control Panel.
Web Accelerators in VPS Servers
All VPS servers
that are incorporated with the Hepsia Control Panel come with Varnish, Memcached and Node.js already included and you'll receive several hundred MBs of dedicated memory for them by default. Varnish, that's also often called an HTTP reverse proxy, caches pages the first time a visitor opens them and delivers them when that visitor opens them again, therefore the web server will not need to perform any action. As Varnish operates much quicker than any web server, a site using this accelerator shall operate several times swifter. Memcached is a platform which caches database calls and responses and it's used for WordPress, Joomla™
and other script-driven applications that store their content inside a database. Node.js is an efficient platform for creating scalable web applications. Any info on an Internet site that employs Node.js is processed instantly, making it a superb choice for dining and accommodation booking websites, web-based chats, Internet browser games, etc.
Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers
In the event that you order a dedicated server
from our company and you select Hepsia as the hosting Control Panel, you shall be able to use Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your sites. All solutions come with several gigabytes of memory dedicated to those accelerators and the specific amount depends on the package you choose. Node.js is employed for scalable online programs including browser games or hotel booking and it processes the information right away as the user enters it, which makes it considerably quicker than similar platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you employ it for a script-driven website, not only will the site speed up, but also the load on the server will decrease as there shall be fewer database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it's not limited to databases. Rather, it caches entire web pages once a visitor opens them and provides them instead of the server whenever the same visitor opens them later on. Since Varnish processes web requests much faster than any hosting server, the efficiency of a site using this accelerator can increase around 300%.