What exactly do web accelerators do? What can you do in order to increase your website's load speed?
A web accelerator is a server-side app which quickens an Internet site. Such a piece of software could function in different ways depending upon the website content, but in the typical case all such apps cache content and deliver it instead of the hosting server. That is valid for both dynamic and static Internet sites as the cached content could be simple text or database responses and the advantage of using a web accelerator isn't simply the faster loading website, but also the decreased overall load on the web server. This way, you'll be able to use a lower-end hosting package that'll also cost less while your site visitors will be able to still enjoy superior browsing speeds. Few service providers offer web accelerators with their hosting plans and they frequently offer only one, while we offer three different ones that will allow you to enhance the performance of any kind of Internet site considerably.
Web Accelerators in Shared Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites inside a shared hosting
account from us, you shall have 3 popular web accelerators to select from if you'd like to boost the sites' performance. Memcached is used for database-driven websites and it caches the calls and requests between a site and its database, so it can minimize the load of such websites drastically. Varnish caches whole pages the first time a website visitor opens them and provides them from there on if the same visitor opens them again. It does that faster than the web server, so it can raise the loading speed of any site as much as 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time programs that works on the web server and not inside the visitor's Internet browser. It's used for accommodation booking, chats and other programs where loads of data should be processed in real time. The availability of those accelerators depends upon the hosting solution which you pick - they could come by default or as an upgrade. In both cases, you will be able to add more instances or more memory for every one of them.
Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia CP that comes with our semi-dedicated server
plans will allow you to use Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your websites. Memcached is among the most famous accelerators as it can speed up any API or database-driven Internet site by caching requests and responses, therefore the server won't have to process identical requests time and time again. The platform is suitable for sites created with apps like Joomla™
, Mambo or WordPress. Varnish is a highly effective accelerator which caches any sort of content and is also frequently called an HTTP reverse proxy. It caches web pages which are opened by a site visitor for the first time and delivers them each time that same site visitor opens them again. Varnish can certainly speed up a site several times because it delivers content quicker than any web server. Node.js is a platform employed for scalable real-time applications such as chats, browser games or social networks. It processes info in small bits as soon as a user enters something, therefore it operates considerably faster than similar platforms in which users submit large pieces of info that need time to be processed. You'll be able to choose the number of instances and the dedicated memory for each of the three accelerators through your Control Panel.
Web Accelerators in VPS Servers
In the event that you get a VPS server
with the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to use Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your websites. All three accelerators are incorporated inside our solutions by default and come with dedicated memory of a few hundred megabytes. Node.js is employed to create scalable applications where real-time interaction is needed - booking sites, online games, chats, etcetera. It processes the information in small parts as the end user is entering it, therefore it works much faster than other platforms which wait for the end users to input one big piece of info. Varnish is a general-purpose accelerator which works as an HTTP proxy. It caches content and delivers it if the same website visitor opens the same page again, which can certainly speed any website several times since Varnish functions a lot quicker than any web server. Memcached is employed for caching API and database responses, consequently it's ideal for script-driven Internet sites such as WordPress and Joomla™
. This web accelerator can reduce the load on your hosting server because it will reduce the amount of database queries which your websites make.
Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers
Memcached, Varnish and Node.js are provided with all dedicated servers
ordered with the Hepsia hosting CP and depending on the package deal you opt for, you will also have several gigabytes of dedicated memory for them. Memcached will decrease the hosting server load by lowering the number of queries which have to be dealt with since it caches database calls and responses. You will be able to use it on any website which uses an API or a database - for example, any website developed with WordPress or Joomla™
. Varnish could improve the performance of any type of Internet site by caching whole pages the first time a guest opens them. The accelerator provides the pages if the same visitor opens them later and because it does that faster than the web server, the visitor shall be able to surf your website at least a few times faster. That's why Varnish is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. Node.js is a sophisticated platform that will enable you to build booking sites, web chats and other applications in which real-time server-user interaction is needed. It processes the information in little pieces as the client fills different boxes and does not wait for all boxes to be filled and processed as one big chunk of info, which makes Node.js much quicker than similar programs.