Just what do web accelerators do? What can you do in order to increase your site's load speed?
A web accelerator is a software program that accelerates a website typically by caching content and delivering it instead of the web server. Such programs can be used for both static and dynamic sites as 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 will perform noticeably faster without employing more resources. Just the opposite, such a website will demand much less resources to function since the web accelerator will deal with most requests instead of the server. Unlike many companies that do not offer web accelerators with their packages or offer just one, we offer 3 different ones that will allow you to speed up your sites regardless of their type or content.
Web Accelerators in Hosting
If you host your websites inside a hosting account from our company, you will have 3 popular web accelerators to select from if you'd like to boost the sites' performance. Memcached is used for database-driven sites and it caches the calls and requests between an Internet site and its database, so it can lessen the load of such sites drastically. Varnish caches entire webpages the first time a site visitor opens them and provides them from there on if the same visitor opens them again. It does that faster than the server, so it could increase the loading speed of any Internet site up to 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time programs that functions on the web server and not within the visitor's browser. It's employed for holiday accommodation booking, chats and other applications where loads of data has to be processed in real time. The availability of those accelerators depends upon the hosting package which you choose - they might come by default or as an upgrade. In both cases, you'll be able to include more instances or more memory for every one of them.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated ServersYou shall 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, for example, caches database requests, therefore it's a superb choice for any script application such as WordPress or Joomla™. That way, the database web server won't have to process the very same request if a number of users open a webpage with the same content. Varnish is comparable, but it is a general-purpose accelerator as it caches any sort of content the first time a visitor opens a site. In case that webpage is opened again by the same website visitor, it'll be provided by Varnish at a much higher speed compared to the web server. Employing this web accelerator shall reduce the load created by your websites tremendously. Last, but not least, Node.js will enable you to create scalable web applications like hotel booking websites or chats. Its advantage over similar platforms is that it doesn't wait for a customer to submit a substantial piece of data, but processes whatever the client is entering in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available within the Hepsia CP and you will be able to pick how many instances of each and every one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they may employ.
- Web Accelerators in VPS ServersAll VPS servers that are incorporated with the Hepsia CP come with Varnish, Memcached and Node.js already included and you will have several hundred megabytes of dedicated memory for them by default. Varnish, that's also often called an HTTP reverse proxy, caches pages the first time a website visitor opens them and provides them when that visitor opens them again, so the server won't need to perform any action. As Varnish operates much quicker than any web server, a site employing this accelerator shall work several times faster. Memcached is a platform which caches database calls and responses and it is used for WordPress, Joomla™ and other script-driven applications which store their content inside a database. Node.js is an effective platform for developing scalable web apps. Any information on a site which uses Node.js is processed right away, making it an excellent choice for dining and accommodation booking websites, web-based chats, Internet browser games, etc.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated ServersIn case you order a dedicated server from us and you opt for Hepsia as the hosting Control Panel, you shall be able to employ Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your sites. All packages include several gigabytes of memory dedicated to those accelerators and the specific amount depends on the package deal 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 user enters it, which makes it faster than very similar platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you use it for a script-driven Internet site, not only will the Internet site speed up, but also the load on the web server will minimize because there will be fewer database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it is not limited to databases. Instead, it caches entire websites once a visitor opens them and provides them instead of the web server each time the same visitor opens them afterwards. Since Varnish processes web requests considerably faster than any web server, the overall performance of an Internet site using this accelerator may increase as much as 300%.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers