Understand what exactly web accelerators are and just how you are able to take full advantage of them to enhance your website’s performance.
A web accelerator is a software program that speeds up a website generally by caching content and providing it instead of the web server. Such programs can be used for both dynamic and static websites as there are a variety of accelerators that can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The benefit of employing a web accelerator is that a given website shall perform considerably faster without using additional system resources. Quite the opposite, such a site will need much less resources to operate as the web accelerator will take care of most requests instead of the hosting server. Contrary to many firms which don't offer web accelerators with their solutions or offer only one, we offer three different ones which will enable you to speed up your Internet sites whatever their type or content.
Web Accelerators in Shared Web Hosting
When you get one of our shared web hosting packages, you'll have 3 popular web accelerators at your disposal and you shall be able to access them directly via the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with our packages. Varnish is one of the most widely used ones and it could tremendously accelerate any Internet site since it caches the web pages a visitor opens for the first time and delivers them every time that guest opens them again. Given that Varnish functions noticeably faster than any web server, the loading speed of any Internet site using the accelerator shall raise noticeably. Memcached is employed to cache database and API calls and responses between a visitor and a web server, so it's similar to Varnish, but is employed mainly for database-driven sites. Considering that the website shall connect to its database significantly less, the overall web server load shall be minimized considerably. The 3rd accelerator, Node.js, is employed for scalable online programs such as chats and booking Internet sites since it processes info in real time as soon as it is entered on the webpage by the users. Based on the package you select, these accelerators might be available or might be an optional upgrade.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated ServersYou'll be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server account in accordance with the nature of the website content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, therefore it is a fantastic choice for any script program like WordPress or Joomla™. This way, the database hosting server will not need to process the same request if many users open a page with the same content. Varnish is comparable, but it's a general-purpose accelerator because it caches any type of content the first time a website visitor opens a page. In case that webpage is opened again by the exact same guest, it'll be provided by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the hosting server. Using this web accelerator can minimize the load generated by your Internet sites tremendously. Last, but not least, Node.js shall enable you to produce scalable web programs like hotel booking sites or chats. Its advantage over similar platforms is that it doesn't wait for a client to submit a big piece of info, but processes whatever the user is typing in real-time. The three web accelerators are available within the Hepsia CP and you'll be able to select how many instances of each and every one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they can employ.
- Web Accelerators in VPS ServersAll VPS servers that are integrated with the Hepsia CP come with Varnish, Memcached and Node.js already included and you will get several hundred MBs of dedicated memory for them by default. Varnish, that is also referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy, caches pages the first time a guest opens them and provides them if that visitor opens them again, hence the server won't need to perform any action. As Varnish works much faster than any hosting server, an Internet site using this accelerator shall operate several times swifter. Memcached is a platform that caches database calls and responses and it's used for WordPress, Joomla™ and other script-driven applications that store their content inside a database. Node.js is an efficient platform for developing scalable web programs. Any data on an Internet site that uses 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 ServersIf you purchase a dedicated server from us and you choose Hepsia as the hosting CP, you'll be able to employ Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your sites. All solutions feature several gigabytes of memory dedicated to those accelerators and the actual amount depends on the plan that you select. Node.js is used for scalable online apps like browser games or hotel booking and it processes the info in real time as the user enters it, which makes it much quicker 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 site speed up, but also the load on the web server will minimize as 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 whole pages once a visitor opens them and provides them instead of the web server each time the same visitor opens them later on. Since Varnish processes web requests considerably faster than any web server, the overall performance of an Internet site using this accelerator could increase as much as 300%.
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