What precisely do web accelerators do? What could you do to be able to increase your Internet site's loading speed?
A web accelerator is a software program that accelerates an Internet site generally by caching content and delivering it instead of the server. Such applications could be used for both dynamic and static sites since there are different accelerators which can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The benefit of employing a web accelerator is that a given site will perform significantly faster without using extra system resources. On the contrary, this type of a website will demand much less resources to function since the web accelerator will tackle most requests rather than the web server. Unlike many businesses that do not offer web accelerators with their plans or offer one, we offer 3 different ones that'll allow you to speed up your sites whatever their style or content.
Web Accelerators in Website Hosting
If you acquire one of our website hosting plans, you shall have 3 well-known web accelerators at your disposal and you shall be able to access them directly via the Hepsia CP which is included with our plans. Varnish is one of the most widely used ones and it could greatly increase the speed of any site as it caches the pages that a website visitor opens for the first time and provides them each and every time that website visitor opens them again. Since Varnish functions much faster than any hosting server, the loading speed of any site using the accelerator will grow noticeably. Memcached is used to cache database and API calls and responses between a visitor and a hosting server, so it is comparable to Varnish, but is employed largely for database-driven Internet sites. Since the site will connect to its database much less, the overall server load shall be minimized considerably. The third accelerator, Node.js, is used for scalable online applications such as chats and booking websites since it processes information in real time the instant it is entered on the site by the users. Depending on the plan you pick, 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 websites hosted within your semi-dedicated server account in accordance with the nature of the site content. Memcached, in particular, caches database requests, so it is a superb choice for any script program such as WordPress or Joomla™. This way, the database web server shall not have to process exactly the same request if multiple users open a page with the same content. Varnish is comparable, but it's a general-purpose accelerator as it caches any type of content the first time a website visitor opens a site. If that web page is opened again by the same visitor, it shall be provided by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the hosting server. Using this web accelerator can lessen the load produced by your Internet sites considerably. Last, but not least, Node.js will allow you to create scalable web applications like hotel booking Internet sites or chats. Its advantage over comparable platforms is that it doesn't wait for a customer to submit a large piece of data, but processes whatever the client is entering in real-time. The three web accelerators are available inside 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 ServersAll VPS servers which are integrated 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 is also known as an HTTP reverse proxy, caches pages the first time a visitor opens them and delivers them in case that guest opens them again, so the server shall not have to perform any action. As Varnish functions considerably faster than any server, an Internet site using this accelerator will work several times swifter. Memcached is a platform that caches database calls and responses and it is employed for WordPress, Joomla™ and other script-driven programs which store their content in a database. Node.js is an efficient platform for developing scalable web applications. Any info on an Internet site that uses Node.js is processed in real time, making it a superb choice for dining and accommodation booking Internet sites, web-based chats, web browser games, and so on.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated ServersIn the event that you obtain a dedicated server from our firm and you pick Hepsia as the hosting CP, you will be able to use Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your sites. All solutions come with several gigabytes of memory dedicated to these accelerators and the specific amount depends on the package that you choose. Node.js is used for scalable online apps such as browser games or hotel booking and it processes the information instantly as the client enters it, which makes it much quicker than similar platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you use it for a script-driven Internet site, not only will the site speed up, but also the load on the web server will decrease because there shall be considerably less database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it is not limited to databases. Instead, it caches whole webpages once a guest opens them and provides them instead of the server whenever the same visitor opens them later. Because Varnish processes web requests much quicker than any web server, the efficiency of a site using this accelerator may increase nearly 300%.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers