A web accelerator is a software application which accelerates a site typically by caching content and supplying it instead of the server. Such applications could be used for both dynamic and static Internet sites as there are a variety of accelerators which can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The main advantage of using a web accelerator is that a given Internet site will perform considerably faster without using more system resources. Quite the opposite, this kind of a website will demand a lesser amount of resources to function as the web accelerator will take care of most requests rather than the server. Contrary to many companies that don't offer web accelerators with their solutions or offer one, we offer 3 different ones which will permit you to speed up your Internet sites whatever their style or content.
Web Accelerators in Hosting
Our hosting solutions feature 3 web accelerators which you can employ depending on the Internet sites which you would like to run. Memcached is employed to cache database or API calls and responses, which could significantly enhance the functionality of dynamic sites. Varnish is a popular HTTP accelerator which caches web pages and provides them to the site visitors way quicker than the hosting server after the first time they open them. Node.js is an event-driven platform used for scalable real-time applications for example booking websites. Depending upon the hosting package you choose, these three apps might already be included or could be optional upgrades. In either case, you shall be able to select how many instances of each one of them shall be at your disposal and what amount of memory they should use. These accelerators are offered only by several Internet hosting companies, including ours, and they could boost the speed of your web applications significantly.
Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the Internet sites hosted inside your semi-dedicated server account depending on the nature of the website content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, therefore it is a fantastic option for any script program like WordPress or Joomla. This way, the database server shall not have to process exactly the same request if multiple users open a site 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 page. If this web page is opened again by the same guest, it shall be provided by Varnish at a much higher speed compared to the server. Using this web accelerator can reduce the load produced by your Internet sites substantially. Last, but not least, Node.js shall allow you to build scalable web apps like hotel booking Internet sites or chats. Its advantage over very similar platforms is that it does not wait for a client to submit a big piece of data, but processes whatever the customer is typing in real-time. The three web accelerators are available within the Hepsia CP and you'll be able to choose how many instances of every one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they may use.
Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers
Memcached, Varnish and Node.js come with all dedicated servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and depending on the package deal you opt for, you'll also have several gigabytes of dedicated memory for them. Memcached can reduce the server load by lowering the number of queries which need to be handled because it caches database calls and responses. You shall be able to use it on every website that uses an API or a database - as an example, any site created with WordPress or Joomla. Varnish can improve the performance of any sort of site by caching whole pages the first time a guest opens them. The accelerator delivers the pages if the same visitor opens them afterwards and given that it does that considerably faster than the server, the visitor will be able to look through your site at least a few times faster. That is why Varnish is often called an HTTP reverse proxy. Node.js is an advanced platform which will allow you to build booking websites, web chats and other programs in which real-time server-user interaction is necessary. It processes the info in little bits as the client fills different boxes and doesn't wait for all boxes to be filled and processed as one large piece of info, which makes Node.js much quicker than similar apps.