A web accelerator is a server-side program that accelerates a site. Such a piece of software may operate in different ways depending upon the website content, but in the typical case all such applications cache content and deliver it instead of the server. That's valid for both static and dynamic Internet sites because the cached content could be simple text or database responses and the advantage of using a web accelerator is not only the faster loading Internet site, but also the minimized overall load on the web server. That way, you may employ a lower-end hosting plan which will also cost less while your visitors can still enjoy fast browsing speeds. Several companies supply web accelerators with their hosting packages and they typically offer only 1, while we offer 3 different ones that'll permit you to improve the performance of any kind of website considerably.

Web Accelerators in Website Hosting

If you acquire one of our website hosting solutions, you shall have 3 popular web accelerators at your disposal and you will be able to access them directly through the Hepsia CP that comes with our packages. Varnish is one of the most popular ones and it could greatly accelerate any Internet site as it caches the web pages that a visitor opens for the first time and delivers them every time that guest opens them again. Given that Varnish functions way quicker than any web server, the loading speed of any site using the accelerator will grow significantly. Memcached is used to cache database and API calls and responses between a site visitor and a server, so it's similar to Varnish, but is used largely for database-driven sites. Considering that the website shall connect to its database way less, the overall web server load will be minimized substantially. The third accelerator, Node.js, is used for scalable online applications like chats and booking Internet sites because it processes data in real time the moment it is entered on the website by the users. Dependant upon the package you choose, these accelerators may be available or could be an optional upgrade.

Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the sites hosted within your semi-dedicated server account in accordance with the nature of the site content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, so it is a great option for any script program like WordPress or Joomla. That way, the database web server won't have to process the very same request if many users open a site with the same content. Varnish is similar, but it's a general-purpose accelerator as it caches any sort of content the first time a guest opens a site. If this webpage is opened again by the exact same guest, it'll be provided by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the web server. Employing this web accelerator shall decrease the load generated by your websites considerably. Last, but not least, Node.js shall allow you to create scalable web apps like hotel booking websites or chats. Its advantage over similar platforms is that it does not wait for a client to submit a sizable piece of data, but processes whatever the client is entering in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available in 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 use.

Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server from us and you choose Hepsia as the hosting CP, you'll be able to use Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your sites. All plans feature several gigabytes of memory dedicated to these accelerators and the exact amount depends on the package you choose. Node.js is employed for scalable online apps such as browser games or hotel booking and it processes the data right away as the client enters it, which makes it considerably quicker than very similar platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you use it for a script-driven website, not only will the website work faster, but also the load on the hosting server will reduce since there shall be fewer database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it is not limited to databases. Rather, it caches entire web pages once a website visitor opens them and delivers them instead of the server each time the same visitor opens them later on. Due to the fact that Varnish processes web requests much quicker than any web server, the efficiency of an Internet site using this accelerator may increase as much as 300%.