What precisely do web accelerators do? What can you do to improve your website's loading speed?
A web accelerator is a server-side application that speeds up a website. Such a piece of software can operate in different ways depending upon the site content, but in the typical situation all such apps cache content and deliver it instead of the hosting server. This is valid for both dynamic and static websites since the cached content may be simple text or database responses and the advantage of using a web accelerator is not only the faster loading site, but also the smaller overall load on the machine. This way, you may use a lower-end hosting package that'll also cost less while your site visitors can still enjoy fast browsing speeds. Several firms offer web accelerators with their hosting packages and they typically offer only one, while we offer 3 different ones that'll permit you to improve the performance of any type of Internet site significantly.
Web Accelerators in Website Hosting
Our website hosting packages include 3 web accelerators which you could use depending on the Internet sites that you'd like to run. Memcached is used to cache database or API calls and responses, which can considerably improve the performance of dynamic websites. Varnish is a popular HTTP accelerator that caches webpages and delivers them to the website visitors much faster than the server after the first time they open them. Node.js is an event-driven platform employed for scalable real-time programs including booking sites. Depending upon the Internet hosting plan you select, these 3 apps might already be included or may be optional upgrades. In any case, you shall be able to select how many instances of every one of them shall be at your disposal and how much memory they should employ. These accelerators are provided only by a few Internet hosting service providers, including ours, and they can easily boost the speed of your web programs considerably.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated HostingYou shall be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the websites hosted within your semi-dedicated hosting account based on the nature of the site content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, so it is a great option for any script app like WordPress or Joomla™. This way, the database hosting server won't need to process the same request if many users open a website with the same content. Varnish is similar, but it is a general-purpose accelerator because it caches any kind of content the first time a visitor opens a site. In case that web page is opened again by the exact same guest, it'll be delivered by Varnish at a much higher speed compared to the web server. Using this web accelerator can decrease the load generated by your Internet sites significantly. Last, but not least, Node.js shall allow you to produce scalable web apps such as hotel booking websites or chats. Its advantage over very similar platforms is that it does not wait for a user to submit a sizable piece of info, but processes whatever the customer is inputting in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available in the Hepsia CP and you will be able to pick how many instances of each one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they can employ.
- Web Accelerators in VPS HostingAll virtual private servers which 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, which is also known as an HTTP reverse proxy, caches pages the first time a guest opens them and provides them in case that visitor opens them again, hence the server shall not need to perform any action. Due to the fact that Varnish works much faster than any hosting server, a site using this accelerator shall operate several times quicker. Memcached is a platform that caches database calls and responses and it's employed for WordPress, Joomla™ and other script-driven programs that store their content in a database. Node.js is an effective platform for developing scalable web applications. Any info on a website that employs Node.js is processed instantly, making it an excellent choice for dining and accommodation booking websites, web-based chats, web browser games, etc.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated Web HostingMemcached, Varnish and Node.js are available with all dedicated servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and depending on the package which you select, you shall also have several gigabytes of dedicated memory for them. Memcached will minimize the web server load by lowering the number of queries which have to be dealt with because it caches database calls and responses. You will be able to use it on every site which uses an API or a database - for example, any website designed with WordPress or Joomla™. Varnish can easily boost the performance of any kind of site by caching whole webpages the first time a guest opens them. The accelerator delivers the webpages if the exact same visitor opens them later and considering the fact that it does that considerably quicker than the hosting server, the website visitor shall be able to look through your site at least a couple of times faster. This is why Varnish is sometimes categorised as an HTTP reverse proxy. Node.js is an advanced platform which will enable you to create booking sites, web chats and other apps in which real-time server-user interaction is required. It processes the info in tiny portions as the user fills different boxes and doesn't wait for all boxes to be filled and processed as one sizeable piece of data, which makes Node.js considerably faster than similar applications.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Hosting