Find out what precisely web accelerators are and how you can make the most of them to improve your website’s efficiency.
A web accelerator is a piece of software which speeds up a site usually by caching content and providing it instead of the server. Such programs could be used for both static and dynamic sites as there are a variety of accelerators which can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The main advantage of employing a web accelerator is that a given website shall perform substantially faster without employing extra system resources. On the contrary, this type of a website will need a lesser amount of resources to operate as the web accelerator will deal with most requests rather than the server. Unlike many businesses which do not offer web accelerators with their packages or offer only 1, we offer 3 different ones that'll permit you to speed up your websites whatever their kind or content.
Web Accelerators in Website Hosting
When you purchase one of our website hosting solutions, you shall have 3 popular web accelerators at your disposal and you'll be able to access them directly through the Hepsia CP that is included with our plans. Varnish is one of the most well-known ones and it could tremendously speed up any website since it caches the pages a visitor opens for the first time and delivers them every time that guest opens them again. Because Varnish works much faster than any web server, the loading speed of any site using the accelerator shall improve substantially. Memcached is used to cache database and API calls and responses between a visitor and a hosting server, so it's much like Varnish, but is employed primarily for database-driven Internet sites. Since the Internet site shall connect to its database much less, the overall hosting server load shall be reduced significantly. The last accelerator, Node.js, is used for scalable online applications including chats and booking websites because it processes information in real time as soon as it is entered on the webpage by the users. Based on the package you pick, these accelerators could 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 within your semi-dedicated server account in accordance with the nature of the site content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, therefore it's a great option for any script application like WordPress or Joomla™. This way, the database web server shall not need to process the exact same request if multiple users open a website with the same content. Varnish is comparable, but it is a general-purpose accelerator since it caches any type of content the first time a website visitor opens an Internet site. If this page is opened again by the exact same website visitor, it shall be provided by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the server. Using this web accelerator shall reduce the load created by your Internet sites drastically. Last, but not least, Node.js will allow you to produce scalable web apps like hotel booking websites or chats. Its advantage over similar platforms is that it doesn't wait for a client to submit a sizable piece of data, but processes whatever the user is typing in real-time. The three web accelerators are available inside the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to select 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 which are integrated with the Hepsia CP come with Varnish, Memcached and Node.js already included and you will get several hundred megabytes of dedicated memory for them by default. Varnish, that's also known as an HTTP reverse proxy, caches pages the first time a website visitor opens them and delivers them when that visitor opens them again, hence the web server won't need to perform any action. Because Varnish operates faster than any web server, a site using this accelerator will 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 in a database. Node.js is a highly effective platform for developing scalable web programs. Any data on an Internet site which employs Node.js is processed right away, which makes it a great choice for dining and accommodation booking sites, web-based chats, web browser games, etc.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated ServersMemcached, 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 shall reduce the server load by lowering the amount of queries which have to be addressed as it caches database calls and responses. You will be able to use it on every Internet site which uses an API or a database - as an illustration, any site created with WordPress or Joomla™. Varnish can easily enhance the performance of any sort of Internet site by caching whole webpages the first time a guest opens them. The accelerator delivers the webpages if the same visitor opens them afterwards and because it does that much quicker than the server, the visitor shall be able to browse your Internet site at least several times faster. That's why Varnish is often categorised as an HTTP reverse proxy. Node.js is an advanced platform that will permit you to create booking websites, web chats and other apps in which real-time server-user interaction is needed. It processes the information in tiny portions as the user fills different boxes and does not wait for all boxes to be filled and processed as one big piece of data, which makes Node.js much quicker than similar apps.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers