Find out what precisely web accelerators are and ways in which you are able to make the most of them to supercharge your web site’s performance.
A web accelerator is a program which speeds up an Internet site, usually by caching its content. There are different types of accelerators, but in the typical case such programs cache static content or database responses and provide them instead of the web server, hence increasing the performance of an Internet site considerably. The latter is possible because accelerator programs work faster than a web server and not only will an Internet site operate better, but the server load will also decline, which will enable you to run heavy sites with less resources. We provide three web accelerators with our hosting solutions, which will allow you to speed up any sort of Internet site. In comparison, most Internet hosting firms do not offer any web accelerators or offer only one, which limits your choice of web apps in case you would like to use such software.
Web Accelerators in Shared Hosting
If you purchase one of our shared hosting packages, you shall have three popular web accelerators at your disposal and you shall be able to access them directly using the Hepsia CP that comes with our solutions. Varnish is one of the most well-known ones and it could significantly speed up any site because it caches the pages which a website visitor opens for the first time and delivers them every time that guest opens them again. Given that Varnish functions much faster than any hosting server, the loading speed of any Internet site using the accelerator will grow substantially. Memcached is used to cache database and API calls and responses between a website visitor and a hosting server, so it's similar to Varnish, but is employed predominantly for database-driven Internet sites. Since the Internet site will connect to its database a lot less, the overall hosting server load shall be reduced significantly. The last accelerator, Node.js, is employed for scalable online apps such as chats and booking websites because it processes data in real time the moment it is entered on the site by the users. Dependant upon the plan you pick, these accelerators may be available or might be an optional upgrade.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated HostingIn case you opt for one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, you will be able to employ Varnish, Memcached and Node.js - 3 powerful web accelerators. Varnish is a multi-purpose app which caches web pages the first time a site visitor opens them and delivers them instead of the server if the site visitor opens them again approximately 300% faster. Memcached caches API and database calls and responses to ensure the web server does not need to process each request, which makes it suitable for database-driven Internet sites, for instance ones built with Joomla™ or WordPress. Node.js is employed to develop web programs that operate in real-time such as chats or accommodation booking websites and it processes each bit of information the moment the user types it rather than waiting for sizeable portions of data to be accumulated. The Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our semi-dedicated solutions shall enable you to pick how many instances of each accelerator shall work at a time and the amount of memory they'll use.
- Web Accelerators in VPS Web HostingIf you obtain a virtual private server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you shall be able to employ Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your websites. All three accelerators are included in our packages by default and feature dedicated memory of a few hundred MBs. Node.js is employed to build scalable apps where real-time interaction is required - booking websites, online flash games, chats, etc. It processes the data in small parts as the user is entering it, thus it operates quicker than other platforms which wait for the end users to submit one big part of info. Varnish is a general-purpose accelerator that functions as an HTTP proxy. It caches content and delivers it in case the same guest opens the same page again, which can speed any website several times because Varnish functions faster than any server. Memcached is used for caching API and database responses, consequently it's suitable for script-driven Internet sites like WordPress and Joomla™. This web accelerator will be able to reduce the load on your server since it shall lower the number of database queries which your Internet sites make.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers HostingIn case you purchase a dedicated server from our company and you select Hepsia as the hosting CP, you'll be able to employ Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your websites. All solutions come with several gigabytes of memory dedicated to those accelerators and the specific amount depends on the package deal you choose. Node.js is employed for scalable online programs like browser games or hotel booking and it processes the data in real time as the client enters it, which makes it much quicker than comparable platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you employ it for a script-driven website, not only will the website speed up, but also the load on the hosting server will reduce 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 entire pages once a visitor opens them and provides them instead of the web server each and every time the same visitor opens them later on. Because Varnish processes web requests much quicker than any hosting server, the overall performance of an Internet site using this accelerator could increase around 300%.
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